HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c222

10. In this Order 'allotted day' means this day and any other day on which the Immigration and Asylum Bill is put down on the main business as first Government Order of the Day.

Dr. Evan Harris (Oxford, West and Abingdon)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I assume that the Government intend, later in the debate, to introduce the issue of their consultation paper on the regulation of the private health care system, which was promised before further progress was made on the Bill. I was concerned that the document was not available to me in the Vote Office, although it has been published, and it has not been sent to Front-Bench spokespersons. I know that it is available only because copies that were sent to a Labour Back Bencher who chairs the Select Committee on Health arrived in my office by mistake. I should be grateful for your guidance as to whether it is appropriate and in order for the Government to refer to a document that has been published but which Opposition Front-Bench Members have not had a chance to read.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Order. That is not a matter for the Chair, but I hope that Ministers will look into it.