§ Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [2 November], That the Bill be now read a Second time.2.29 pm
§ Mr. David Wilshire (Spelthorne)
A few moments ago, a piece of paper was shoved in my face and I was told that I appeared to be the Member on the Front Bench responsible for saying something about the Bill. That was not something that I had expected. In 14 years, no one has let me anywhere near the Dispatch Box. The circumstances in which I suddenly find myself are fascinating. If I had the time, there is a great deal that I could usefully say about the Bill, but the difficulty in which I find myself— It being half-past Two o'clock, the debate stood adjourned. Debate to be resumed on Friday 12 April.