HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 c667

The House met at Eleven 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.