HC Deb 04 May 1973 vol 855 cc1740-1

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members: Object.

Mr. Hugh Jenkins (Putney)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. May I ask that we have recorded in HANSARD by whom the objection is taken?

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

There is no rule to that effect.

Mr. George Cunningham (Islington, South-West)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I have noticed that when HANSARD records objection being taken to a Bill, it shows "Hon Members: 'Object'." Normally, it is not some hon. Members who object. One Government Whip objects. May we have it properly recorded in future that one Government Whip does it to kill the Bill?

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I am sure that the Official Reporters do their duty as best they can, and when they hear an objection they record it.

Second Reading deferred till Friday next.