§ Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [21st April]:
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
Most Gracious Sovereign,
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
§ Question again proposed.
§ Mr. Speaker
May I make again one observation? I was able to call 14 back-bench Members yesterday because all right hon. Gentlemen and most hon. Members made speeches of a reasonable length. I am sure that this is what the House wants. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] So far, in today's debate 31 hon. Members are seeking to catch my eye. This includes 18 new Members. New Members who do not make their maiden speeches today must appreciate the difficulties of the Chair and the keen demand of all hon. Members to speak.