HC Deb 23 April 1993 vol 223 cc695-6

Order for Second Reading read.

Hon. Members


Second Reading deferred till Friday 30 April.

Ms Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate)

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is it acceptable to the House that after seven hours of debate and cross-party support, the Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill has been objected to yet again by a Government Whip who entered the Chamber at the end of this morning's debate, on a day when the Bill to enable disabled people to be driving instructors has been passed? That cannot be acceptable to the House and it is certainly not acceptable to the thousands of disabled people who are being denied their civil rights.

Madam Deputy Speaker

It is perfectly in order for the Government to object. If the hon. Lady wants to take up the principles behind the objection, perhaps she should take the matter to the Select Committee on Procedure or use some other means.