§ The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. John Wakeham)
I beg to move,That Sir William Clark and Mr. Bernie Grant have leave of absence to present on behalf of this House a gift of a Speaker's Chair and Desk to the National Assembly of St. Christopher and Nevis.The House will recall that on 18 January it approved the presentation of a Speaker's Chair and Desk to the National Assembly of St. Christopher and Nevis. The gift was exhibited in the Upper Waiting Hall in the week beginning 7 March. The purpose of this motion, which is moved in accordance with the normal precedents on occasions of this sort, gives leave of absence to my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, South (Sir W. Clark) and the hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr. Grant) to present the gift formally on the House's behalf. They will be accompanied by Mr. Charles Winnifrith, clerk of Select Committees.
§ Question put and agreed to.