HC Deb 16 June 1964 vol 696 cc1085-6

Question proposed, That the Bill, as amended, be now considered.

Mr. P. Williams

On a point of order. I cannot find any reference to these Bills on the Order Paper, Mr. Speaker. Is this an error of omission or just a plain mistake?

Mr. Speaker

Bills appear on a separate sheet of the Order Paper. The matter of separateness is, I am afraid, due to a mistake. It is a kind of annexe to the Order Paper which is part of the Order Paper.

Mr. Williams

In that case, Mr. Speaker, is the matter in order if the Bills have not appeared on the Order Paper?

Mr. Speaker

I believe it to be in order, the validity of the Order Paper not being dependent on it being attached to the rest of the Order Paper.

Mr. Bottomley

Is it not possible, Mr. Speaker, for the House to be informed before the sitting begins by some means, or even at the sitting by yourself?

Mr. Speaker

About that I would have to inquire. I did not know that I was going to be the sole possessor of this portion of the Order Paper. If hon. Members will hear the titles of the Bills we will then consider them. I do not think that there will be any difficulty arising about this because the Bills will already have been brought to the notice of the House at another stage. With regard to the London County Council (Money) Bill, the Question is, "That the Bill be now considered".

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, considered accordingly; to be read the Third time.