§ Mr. Jim Craigen (Glasgow, Maryhill)
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order 10, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,The Davidson Judgment in the Court of Session in the TSB (Scotland) saleThe Prime Minister, as the First Lord of the Treasury, must have known today that the Treasury is to appeal against the Trustee Savings Bank ruling by a Scottish judge that the assets of the bank belong to its depositors. I recognise that there is a difficulty, but this is a matter of considerable importance in Scotland and in the kingdom as a whole. Throughout the consideration of the Trustee Savings Banks Bill, which I followed closely, Treasury Ministers insisted on the Government's neutrality. In the absence of an adequate statement by Ministers today and the apparent contradiction in the announcement by a Treasury spokesman that the Government intend to appeal, I ask you, Mr. Speaker, earnestly to consider a debate.
§ Mr. Speaker
The hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Craigen) asks leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,the Davidson judgment in the Court of Session on the TSB (Scotland) sale.I have listened with care to what the hon. Member for Maryhill has said, but I regret that I do not consider that the matter that he has raised is appropriate for discussion under Standing Order No. 10. I cannot, therefore, submit his application to the House.