HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c574

Ordered, That Mr. Roy Beggs, Sir William Clark, Mr. Edward du Cann, Mr. W. W. Hamilton, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Mr. Peter Hordern, and Mr. David Young be members of the Public Accounts Commission.—[Mr. Cope.]

11.4 am

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Sainsbury.]

Mr. Speaker

Because of what happened a few minutes ago, when the hon. Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile) was in the Chamber, his debate will end at 11.30 am.

Mr. Harry Greenway (Ealing, North)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I gave notice that I wished briefly to present a petition. Is it in order that I do that?

Mr. Speaker

I must tell the hon. Member that I regret to say that I have not had that notice. If the fault is in my Office, I can only apologise to him. I shall look into the matter.

Mr. Greenway

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I apologise to the hon. Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile), but I have been in my place since before 9.30 am. I gave proper notice to the Table Office last night. I should like my constituents to know that I in no way let them down on what is an important matter to them. I shall await your counsel.

Mr. Speaker

If the hon. Member gave proper notice, of his petition, I shall have to take the petition now, but it will take time out of the debate of the hon. Member for Montgomery.

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