HC Deb 16 February 1973 vol 850 cc1715-6

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Mr. Ralph Howell (Norfolk, North)Friday, 6th April.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. E. L. Mallalieu)

The hon. Member is entitled to speak till Four o'clock.

3.59 p.m.

Mr. Kenneth Lewis (Rutland and Stamford)

Clearly, my hon. Friend the Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Ralph Howell) is not anxious to have only one minute on his Bill. I would have thought that was reasonable. Therefore, I want to ask you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, in order to waste time and to help my hon. Friend, whether, as we have not had any speech from my hon. Friend on his Bill, he can nominate another day as he has sought to do, since clearly there has been no discussion.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I appreciate very much the intention of the hon. Member in rising to speak after this most interesting debate. The fact is that there are certain rules of order in this House, and at the time when the hon. Member rose recently in order to make his two-or three-word contribution, he was unfortunately not quite in time. It is, however, fast approaching the time when it will be permissible for him to rise in his seat when the Bill's Title is called out, and he will then be able to nominate another day.

Second Reading deferred till Friday 6th April.