HC Deb 20 February 1985 vol 73 cc1081-113

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.

  1. Clause 1
    1. cc1081-100
    2. GRANT BY GLC FOR INITIAL YEAR OF LRT 11,377 words, 1 division
  2. Clause 2
    1. cc1101-13
    2. SHORT TITLE 7,511 words, 1 division
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