HC Deb 12 May 1988 vol 133 c486 4.24 pm
Mr. William Ross (Londonderry, East)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have gathered from my questions to the Leader of the House that I am worried about the extension to Northern Ireland of certain clauses of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill. I seek your guidance on the procedure that may be used.

You will remember that in Committee these particular clauses and subsections were closely scrutinised, but only in the context of Great Britain. They are now to be extended to Northern Ireland. If that had happened initially, there would have been detailed discussions of the implications for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland's firearms owners and dealers.

As the context of the legislation has been changed, would it be in order to table and to have selected the amendments that were selected and discussed in Committee so that the effect of this extension of the legislation to Northern Ireland can be fully considered?

Mr. Speaker

Before I could make a judgment, I should need to see the amendments. If the hon. Gentleman cares to submit his amendments, they will be considered in the usual way, with all the others. However, I note what he has said about the matter.