HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 cc485-6 4.15 am

Amendment proposed: No. 63, in page 8, line 23, leave out from 'them' to end of line 25 and insert `; or (b) which before that date they had contracted to acquire and were entitled to have in their possession on or after that date by virtue of such certificates held by them, and the possession of which will become, or has become, unlawful by virtue of section 1(2) above.'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

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