§ Considered in Committee
§ [SIR PAUL DEAN in the Chair]6.48 pm
§ Mr. Nigel Spearing (Newham, South)
On a point or order, Sir Paul. The circumstances of the Committee stage are a little hurried. I wish to raise a point of order on the selection of amendments. New clause 1, which some of my hon. Friends have tabled, relates to sums payable under the Act to be put into a special fund for the direct enhancement or improvement of the services provided by London Regional Transport.
I had hoped that there would be an opportunity to discuss that because yesterday, during the Second Reading debate, I put a question to the Secretary of State which bore directly on this matter as I regarded a statement that he had made on 7 February as incompatible with some of the things that he said yesterday. I cannot go further than put it to you. Sir Paul, that it is only through the selection—
§ The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (Sir Paul Dean)
Order. I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman. I realise that he and the Committee are in difficulty, but new clause 1 is not on the Amendment Paper because it was out of order. Therefore, I cannot allow him to develop points about a new clause which was out of order.