HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c422

Amendment proposed: No. 60, in page 46, line 12, after 'registered', insert 'as a trade union'.—[The Solicitor-General.]

Question put, That the Amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division

Mr. Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull, North)

(seated and covered): On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Can you find some way of getting the Government to stop this farce? We are being forced as a matter of principle to impress our views on the Government by dividing on an Amendment which owing to the printing none of us can read unless he has a research degree in Sanskrit or some other language?

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Robert Grant-Ferris)

I notice a slight misprint in my Notice Paper, but it is easily put right. I do not think the hon. Gentleman raises a very serious point of order. May I take this opportunity very humbly to congratulate the House on its good humour?

The House having divided: Ayes 202, Noes 122.

[For Division List 302 see col. 741.]

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