HC Deb 26 January 1979 vol 961 c989

Order fro Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Mr. Arthur Jones (Daventry)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. You will be aware of Mr. Speaker's ruling on the resources of the national land fund and the question whether they are public expenditure if they are transferred or used. The cry "Object" from the Government Front Bench may well be a negation of Mr. Speaker's ruling. I hope, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that you will be able to make possible ways and means of having that matter debated on the Floor of the House as soon as possible.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

We cannot have a debate now. I am simply carrying out the Standing Orders. Objection has been taken.

Second Reading deferred till Friday next.