§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
I beg to move,That Standing Order No. 18 (Business of supply) be amended, as follows:Line 68, leave out 'and the Expenditure Committee'.Line 162, leave out paragraph (12).This is a technical amendment that is linked with the proposed amendment of Standing Order No. 32. Its purpose is to enable the special provisions for putting the Question on amendments to Opposition substantive motions on Supply days to be gathered together in one place. The new provisions were agreed to by the House on 31 October 1979. They follow recommendations made in the third report from the Select Committee on Procedure, the Sessional Committee, Session 1976 to 1977. The deletion of "and the Expenditure Committee" is purely a drafting amendment as the Expenditure Committee is no longer with us.
§ Question put and agreed to.