§ Order for consideration of Lords reason for disagreeing to one of the Commons amendments, read.
§ To be considered upon Thursday 14 February.
§ Order for consideration of Bill as amended, read.
§ To be considered upon Thursday 21 February.
§ The Chairman of Ways and Means (Mr. Bernard Weatherill)
May I make a personal statement to the House? At the time of Private Business this afternoon I intended to appoint Thursday next at 7 o'clock for the County of Merseyside Bill. By a slip of the tongue I said Thursday 21 February. I hope that the House will forgive me and allow the Bill to be put down at 7 o'clock on Thursday next.
Order. It takes a very good right hon. Member at the end of Prime Minister's questions to unite the House.
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ To be read a Second time upon Thursday 21 February.