§ As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.9.34 am
§ Mr. Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst)
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. The sequence in which the groups of amendments and clauses appear is perhaps not unusual, but it may be difficult to deal first with clause 3, then clauses 1, 2 and so on. I ask for clarification on the points at which Divisions may be taken, particularly should there be requests for Divisions on different items from a group. At which point would you wish such requests to be made? I should like to be clear that I understand the sequence.
§ Madam Speaker
I want to be as helpful as I can regarding Divisions. After the first debate and Division, the Chair can judge the progress that has been made and determine, helpfully to the House I hope, the Divisions to be taken afterwards. I should like to hear some of the debate first before determining where Divisions should fall after the first one.