§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Are you aware that the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure referred to in the next motion is not available in the Vote Office? Have you any discretion to decline to put the Question when the promoters of this measure have not troubled themselves to place it in the Vote Office so that it is available for hon. Members on the day on which it appears on the Order Paper? If you have such a discretion, I would respectfuly ask you to use it so that you discourage what is at the best a gross discourtesy to the House and an inconvenience to hon. Members.
§ Mr. Speaker
I am much obliged to the hon. Gentleman. However, I do not have such a discretion. The House instructs me that the matter must be decided forthwith.
By leave of the House I will put both motions—
Motion made, and Question put.
That the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure he referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.
§ Not less than 20 Members having risen in their places and signified their objection thereto, Mr. SPEAKER declared that the Noes had it, pursuant to Standing Order No. 73A (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments &c.).
That the Valuation Lists (Postponement) Order 1978 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Foot.]