HC Deb 02 April 1982 vol 21 c618

Order for Second Reading read.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

The Question is, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Hon. Members


Mr. Michael English (Nottingham, West)


Mr. Deputy Speaker

I did not hear the hon. Gentleman's objection.

Mr. English

I said "No".

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Will the hon. Gentleman rise and tell me exactly what he said?

Mr. English


Mr. Christopher Murphy (Welwyn and Hatfield)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Would you be kind enough to clarify for hon. Members the situation relating to the Bill?

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I put the Question, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The hon. Member for Nottingham, West (Mr. English) said "No".

Mr. Geoffrey Dickens (Huddersfield, West)

Too late.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

There cannot be a vote on it. Debate to be resumed what day?

Mr. Murphy

With the authority of the hon. Member in charge of the Bill, Friday 23 April.