HC Deb 29 January 1971 vol 810 c1206

Order read for resuming adjourned Debate on Second Reading [11th December].

Mr. Speaker

Debate to be resumed what day?

Mr. Laurie Pavitt (Willesden, West)

I thought, Mr. Speaker, that you were calling for a debate on the Second Reading of this Bill and I wished to make a very lengthy contribution to the debate, but it seems as though I am going to be prevented from doing so. I wanted to congratulate the hon. Member who introduced it——

Mr. Evelyn King (Dorset, South)

The hon. Member has a wonderful opportunity of doing so by just resuming his seat, when the Bill will go through. That is all I ask him. He may prevent that if he prolongs his intervention.

Mr. Pavitt

I did not give way to the hon. Member. I wish to oppose the Bill, and I want to make that quite plain, but nevertheless I was congratulating the hon. Gentleman on the very useful discussion which we had on 11th December. As a strong supporter of the Consumers Council——

It being Four o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate further adjourned till Friday next.