HC Deb 23 January 1987 vol 108 c1196

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.—[Mr. Burt.]

2.29 pm
Mr. Ian Mikardo (Bow and Poplar)

I hope that the House will not consent to give a Second Reading to a Bill on the basis of a debate that will last about 35 seconds. The Bill deals with a subject which, as we know from what has happened in past sessions, is highly controversial and there are many strongly held opinions——

It being half past Two o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed on Friday 20 February.