HC Deb 28 April 1960 vol 622 c491

Order for consideration, as amended (in the Standing Committee), read.

8.50 p.m.

Mr. John Rankin (Glasgow, Govan)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. There was an understanding, I believe, that if the Charities Bill should uncharitably take more than what appeared to be a reasonable time, this Bill, although the business was exempted, would not proceed too late. We are very late in starting discussion on this Bill and I therefore ask the Minister to tell us what his intentions are and if he means to complete the Report stage and the Third Reading tonight.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Sir Gordon Touche)

That is not a point of order.

Mr. Rankin

Then would the Minister give us the benefit of his thoughts on this matter?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

I call the Minister to move his Motion.

Bill recommitted to a Committee of the whole House in respect of the Amendment to Clause 5, page 7, line 45, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. Sandys.—[Mr. Rippon.]

Bill immediately considered in Committee.

[Sir GORDON TOUCHE in the Chair]