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Clause 111—(Right Of Pre-Emption For Local Authorities In Certain Cases)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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Amendment proposed: In page 1O9, line 45, to leave out "an urban or rural," and to insert "a county."

12 m.

On a point of Order. May I with great respect, Mr. Speaker, ask you if you would be so good as to put the Question on this Amendment in what I would suggest is the more customary form, namely, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause," followed by the further Question, "That those words be there inserted?"

The hon. Member has raised a substantial point, but as a matter of fact, when the Guillotine falls, the Amendment is not put in the usual way. It is put in the form "That the Amendment be made." For instance, had the Amendment which the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for West Derby (Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe) was dis- cussing at the time the Guillotine fell been put, I should have put it in the usual way, but after that, every Amendment would have been put merely in the form, "That the Amendment be made." That is the procedure under the Guillotine, and therefore the way I am putting the Questions is the correct one.

Amendment agreed to.