§ [FIRST ALLOTTED DAY]
§ Considered in Committee [Progress, 19th January].
§ [Sir ROBERT GRANT-FERRIS in the Chair]
§ Mr. Stanley Orme (Salford, West)
On a point of order. Before we start our proceedings may I ask you, Sir Robert, for more copies of your selections of Amendments to be available for hon. Members? There are many Members on both sides who are vitally interested and there are not sufficient copies of the selections. I wonder if you would look at this.
§ The Chairman
I am obliged to the hon. Member. I thank him for having given me some notice that he would raise this matter. I have found some information for him and I hope that it will be useful to him and others. In the first place, there has been a breakdown in the printing presses turning out the lists. One of the largest Votes that the House has ever had has had to go out. 1 do not know whether this has anything to do with the breakdown, but it does have something to do with the delay.
I am informed that in the near future more copies will be available in the Vote Office, and I hope that hon. Members will soon have what they want.
Mr. Bob Brown (Newcastle-uponTyne, West)
On a point of order. In view of the fact that hon. Members do not as yet have the facilities which they require to enable them to carry out their duties here, would it not be wise to adjourn the Committee until the position has been rectified?
§ The Chairman
I do not think that I can agree with that suggestion. Until the papers are available, I shall have to ask hon. Members to be as friendly as possible with each other and to share.