HC Deb 11 July 1975 vol 895 cc1015-6

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Second Reading deferred till Monday next.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton (Edinburgh, West)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. This is the sixth Scottish Bill that has been objected to by an hon. Member. When will the Government provide time to discuss extremely important Scottish matters?

Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith (Glasgow, Hillhead)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Would you point out to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton), who has some experience of boxing under the Queensberry Rules that he is hardly doing that on this occasion. He is hitting below the belt, and that is scarcely worthy of a Member of this House.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Myer Galpern)

Order. I have many and varied responsibilities, but they do not include the power to direct the Government to bring forward any legislation in this House. The hon. Gentleman will have to take his query to another place.