§ As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.6.40 pm
§ Sir Hector Monro (Dumfries)
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Most of us who have been involved with the Bill from the beginning, and others in another place, would say that one of the most important issues of the Bill is drift netting. It is unfortunate that the only amendment dealing with drift netting has not been selected.
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Paul Dean)
I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is aware that Mr. Speaker, before he makes his selection, takes all factors into consideration, including matters which have been discussed at earlier stages of the Bill. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman with his well known ingenuity will find that some of the selected new clauses and amendments will allow him to make his points.
§ Mr. James Tinn (Redcar)
Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. As someone with a similar interest to that of the hon. Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro) but with a different point of view, may I ask that we shall have the Chair's indulgence in our ingenuity?
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker
The hon. Gentleman must not stretch my words that far. I said that it may be that the hon. Gentleman's points would be in order on other new clauses or amendments. However, we must judge that when we come to it.