§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question put forth-with pursuant to Standing Order No. 66, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
§ Question agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.1968
§ Mr. John Page
If hon. Members opposite will hear me out in silence, I shall take less than 15 seconds.
I did not have the opportunity of serving on the Standing Committee. I have been in the Chamber throughout the debate and during the whole of last night. Every speech I have heard from my Front Bench and hon. Friends and every speech I have heard in reply from the Government has convinced me that the Bill will do more harm than good and is a total insult to the British people.
§ Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:—
§ The House divided: Ayes 82, Noes 3.1969
§ Bill committed to a Standing Committee pursuant to Standing Order No. 40 (Committal of Bills).