HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c644
Mr. Ioan Evans

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the Zimbabwe Bill and the Employment Bill are to be presented to the House. I also understand from the Vote Office that, although we can get the Zimbabwe Bill today, we cannot obtain the Employment Bill. That is to be retained until tomorrow, because the Minister is to have a press conference. As it has been announced that we are to have a Second Reading, would it be possible for the Leader of the House to say that the Bill will be made available today?

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas)

It is quite normal for a Bill to be presented one day and to be published on another day. The practice varies with different Departments.

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