§ Considered in Committee.
§ [Mr. BERNARD WEATHERILL in the Chair]4.34 pm
§ Mr. Stanley Orme (Salford, West)
On a point of order, Mr. Weatherill. I see that you have not selected amendment No. 1. We would ask, without challenging your ruling, of course, whether you could explain to us what the position is. Without in any way wishing the Secretary of State physical harm, in case he is knocked down by a No. 39 bus before 31 March and a successor is appointed to his office we want to protect the position and to ensure that the ruling of the court would still apply. That is the basis of our amendment.
§ The Chairman
It has never been the practice for a Chairman or, indeed, for Mr. Speaker to give any reason for his selection. I am sorry that I have not been able to select amendment No. 1, but it would be quite in order for the right hon. Gentleman to raise this matter on Third reading and for it to be debated then.