HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc416-7

Amendment proposed: No. 21, in page 25, line 39, at end insert— (3) Before the Secretary of State makes an application under this section with respect to a unit of employment, he shall consult the parties appearing to him, in relation to that unit, to be the parties to whom this section applies.—[Mr. R. Carr.]

Question put, That the Amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division

Mr. Ashton

(seated and covered): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Tellers are showing signs of distress. Would it be in order for them to sit down while working and to consume refreshments so that they can be at their best and not miscount?

Mr. Speaker

The answer is "no."

The House having divided: Ayes 234, Noes 119.

[For Division List 285 see col. 483.]

Mr. Speaker

Amendment No. 23. Amendment No. 24. Amendment No. 25—

Mr. Robert Mellish (Bermondsey

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Do I understand that you are not taking individual Amendments as you were before?

Mr. Speaker

Amendments Nos. 22, 23 and 24 were not moved.

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