HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc1325-6

As amended (in the Standing Committee) further considered.


4.15 p.m.

Mr. Speaker

I have posted an amended selection of Amendments in view of the fact that others appeared on the Notice Paper this morning. It is posted up in the usual way. We come first to new Clause 86.

Mr. Joel Barnett (Heywood and Royton)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It might help if you could clear up this point. On the Recommittal stage, there was some difficulty in that Amendments provisionally selected on one day fell on the following day, so that hon. Members who came to the debate on the following day thinking that they were going to discuss Amendments which had been provisionally selected found that they were not there after all.

I notice that all Amendments have been selected right through the Bill. May we take it that these are firm Amendments and that there will be no fresh selection or no further selection each remaining day?

Mr. Speaker

There may be new Amendments of course, but if Amendments have ever disappeared from those which have been selected, there must have been some good reason. The list is pretty firm.

Mr. Iain Macleod (Enfield, West)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Surely you would not wish to rule out Amendments which, say, may have been tabled this morning and which would be perfectly proper if they were to come in their ordinary place, say, on Thursday. They would not be starred, but if a new and important point were involved I imagine that the Chair would be willing to consider and alter the list accordingly.

Mr. Speaker

I thought that that was understood from what I had said. I was dealing with the apparently mysterious point about Amendments dropping off. If they did drop of at Recommittal stage it would have been for some technical reason and not because of variation.

  1. New Clause 86 2,866 words
  2. cc1333-4
  3. New Clause 85 719 words
  4. cc1335-8
  5. New Clause 92 1,273 words
  6. cc1338-44
  7. New Clause 2,251 words
  8. cc1344-53
  9. New Clause 9 3,504 words
  10. cc1353-405
  11. New Clause 25 20,316 words, 1 division
  12. cc1405-25
  13. New Clause 27 7,857 words, 1 division
  14. cc1425-43
  15. New Clause 28 6,748 words, 1 division
  16. cc1443-9
  17. New Clause 30 2,190 words
  18. cc1449-54
  19. New Clause 2,088 words
  20. cc1455-68
  21. New Clause 33 5,395 words, 1 division
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