HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c996

Amendments made: No. 266, in page 110, line 29, after 'or', insert 'otherwise'.

No. 358, in page 114, line 8, at end insert—

'(c) in paragraph 32, at the end there is inserted "or section (Section (Mergers): supplementary) of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003".'. No. 267, in page 116, line 28, at end insert— 'The Antiterrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c.24) 118A The Antiterrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 is amended as follows. 118B In Schedule 4 (extension of existing disclosure powers), at the end of Part 1 there is inserted— 53A Paragraph 8(1) of Schedule (Audit of accounts of NHS foundation trusts) to the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.".'.—[Mr. Hutton.]

Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire)

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Can you confirm that that extraordinary list of amendments, which was not read out by Mr. Deputy Speaker for understandable reasons, will be printed in Hansard, so that people know how many amendments were tabled for this short period?

More important, Madam Deputy Speaker, would you ask Mr. Speaker whether he will refer the whole question of programming to the Procedure Committee so that, in future, the time taken for votes is not counted in the programme motion? As it is, we have exactly half an hour left to debate what we were given an hour and a half to debate. I hope that you agree, Madam Deputy Speaker—[Interruption)—and I hope that those who are protesting would agree that this adds to the insult to Parliament.

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.

Madam Deputy Speaker

Order. In response to the first part of the point of order, I can assure the hon. Member for South Staffordshire (Sir Patrick Cormack) that all those amendments and new clauses will be included in Hansard tomorrow.

On the second point, as the present occupant of the Chair, I am very mindful both that time is proceeding and of the time that is left for the debate. I shall certainly make sure that Mr. Speaker is aware of that. The Procedure Committee or the Modernisation Committee may already be considering the point raised by the hon. Gentleman.

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