HC Deb 20 October 1972 vol 843 c647

Lords Amendments considered.

11.7 a.m.

Mr. Edmund Dell (Birkenhead)

On a point of order. I see from your selection, Mr. Speaker, that you have not selected Amendment No. 14 to the Lords Amendments. It seems that this is an Amendment which is absolutely crucial to the consideration of the Clause in question. On this question of the point at which an offender might be informed things were said in the other place by the Minister which, as far as I can see, in no way appear in the Clause. This is a point which needs clarification. We are now at a stage of the Bill when the Minister cannot simply say "I will take that point and consider it"—

Mr. Speaker

Order. The right hon. Gentleman cannot discuss on a point of order my selection of Amendments. The selection is always described as a provisional selection. I am very willing to have representations made about it but I have always said that I am against raising these matters on the Floor of the House as matters of order. If a case is represented to me for a change in my selection I will consider it. I much prefer it to be done that way.

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