HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 cc331-2

Mr. Terry Davis accordingly presented a Bill to regulate the hours worked by junior hospital doctors: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday next and to be printed. [Bill 75.]

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I would not have dreamt of raising this matter before my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Davis) introduced his valuable Bill, which I strongly support. However, used it not to be the case that, on days when the guillotine was in operation, there were neither statements, unless they were designated by Mr. Speaker, nor ten-minute Bills. Has there been a change in the rules?

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Harold Walker)

I was present when Mr. Speaker dealt with the point of order about statements being made on guillotine days; I am advised that the rule has been relaxed in respect of ten-minute Bills on guillotine days.