§ 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.