HC Deb 15 May 1970 vol 801 c1694

Order for Second Reading read.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Sydney Irving)

Queen's consent?

Mr. William Hamling (Woolwich, West)

No, Sir.

Mr. Ronald Bell(Buckinghamshire, South) rose

Mr. Deputy Speaker


Mr. Bell

I wish to defer the Second Reading—

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Order. It is a requirement before the Second Reading of a Bill that the Queen's consent be available. It is not available. Therefore the hon. and learned Gentleman cannot move the Second Reading of his Bill.

Mr. Bell

I was trying to give you a day, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I was trying to indicate that I defer the Second Reading of this Bill till 5th June.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I apologise. Second Reading deferred till 5th June.