§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
§ 3.59 p.m.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Dennis Vosper)
The subject of the Bill, the Second Reading of which the hon. Member for East Ham, North (Mr. Prentice) has moved formally, is of great importance, but we cannot really discuss it in the half-minute or so available. It is a 954 matter to which my right hon. Friend is giving urgent consideration, but I should warn the hon. Gentleman that it will need a Bill of much greater proportions than the one he has, quite wisely, introduced. But I do—
§ It being Four o'Clock the debate stood adjourned.
§ Debate to be resumed upon Friday, 24th June.