HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 c455

The House met at half-past Two o'clock

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

Whereupon, Mr. GEORGE THOMAS,the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table and, after Prayers took the Chair, as DEPUTY SPEAKER, pursuant to the Standing Order