HC Deb 25 April 1986 vol 96 c631

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Second Reading deferred till Friday 13 June.

Mr. Max Madden (Bradford, West)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Notwithstanding your earlier rulings, which I fully understand and appreciate, may I ask for your guidance in circumstances where a Bill is not opposed when leave was sought to introduce it? That was the case with this Bill of mine, which seeks to give a right of appeal to visitors who are refused entry to this country. When there was no opposition to a Bill when it was introduced, do you believe that the ruling that you have given should still apply? Surely, if there was opposition to the Bill it should have been demonstrated by the person who has today objected to it, so that the arguments of that person could have been deployed and the House could have been given the opportunity of voting on this important measure.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I am sorry to disappoint the hon. Gentleman, but the rule still applies.