HC Deb 01 February 1974 vol 868 c741

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence, through illness, of Mr. SPEAKER from this day's sitting.

Whereupon Mr. E. L. MALLALIEU, The FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS, proceeded to the Table and, after Prayers, took the Chair as DEPUTY SPEAKER, pursuant to the Standing Order.

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