HC Deb 30 May 1968 vol 765 c2175

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That the International Organisations Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Peart.]

Mr. John Wells

Can the Leader of the House give us an assurance that the Bill—

Mr. Speaker

Order. I understand that under the Standing Order this is not debatable.

Mr. Wells rose

Mr. Speaker

Order. This is not debatable.

Mr. Wells

On a point of order. I understand that the Civil Aviation Bill [Lords] ran into considerable difficulty in Committee because it was originally thought to be non-controversial and was sent to a Second Reading Committee in this way. Perhaps it should not have been sent there, because it appears that it was controversial after all.

May I have your guidance, Mr. Speaker, as to whether this Bill, which the Leader of the House now seeks to send upstairs for its Second Reading, should be so sent?

Mr. Speaker

Order. The hon. Gentleman must read the Standing Order on the procedure. This is not debatable.

Question put and agreed to.