HC Deb 05 July 2004 vol 423 c658

That the draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Revocation) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 8th June, be approved.—[Mr. Ainger.]

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

I think the Ayes have it.

Hon. Members


Division deferred till Wednesday 7 July, pursuant to Orders [28 June 2001 and 6 November 2003 (Deferred divisions)].

Mr. Mark Prisk (Hertford and Stortford) (Con)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Can you confirm that the motion that was opposed will now be dealt with in a deferred Division? Should it be clearly put on the record that that has occurred only due to vigorous opposition by Conservative Members, while not a single word was heard from the Liberal Democrats?

Mr. Deputy Speaker

The hon. Gentleman knows that that is not a point of order for the Chair, but a means of trying to continue the debate.

Mr. Oliver Heald (North-East Hertfordshire) (Con)

Further to that point to order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it not the tradition in this place that if a matter is of great importance to a party, its spokesman on aviation is here, but there is no Liberal Democrat; is not that unusual?

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I think that the ruling that I gave to the hon. Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mr. Prisk) also applies to the hon. Member for North-East Hertfordshire (Mr. Heald).