HC Deb 06 July 1984 vol 63 cc664-5

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Mr. Deputy Speaker

Second Reading what day? No day named.

Mr. Tony Banks

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. It is clear that Labour Members in particular are finding this procedure most unsatisfactory. It will be difficult for people outside to understand what is going on. I should like to ask your guidance on this, as I think that this problem will be compounded when we get to the next Bill. We are being asked, if we take this procedure seriously, to give an opinion on something called the Local Authorities (Prevention of Expenditure on Party Political Advertising) Bill. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] I am glad that Conservative Members are so interested, because I doubt whether they know what is in the Bill; it has not yet been published. I should like to know whether——

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Order. I can help the hon. Gentleman on that Bill. In this case, the Bill has not been printed, so I should decline to put the Question anyway.