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European Community (Energy And Fuel Supplies Debate)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This has nothing to do with the Education (No. 2) Bill; it is to do with tonight's business. I recognise that it may be impossible to change the length of time allowed for consideration of the EEC documents. It is clear that a substantial number of hon. Members will wish to speak in the debate this evening and we shall probably be allowed only one and a half hours. Is it possible for a degree of flexibility to be applied to energy documents so that, if necessary, at short notice an additional period may be allocated?

I allowed the hon. Member to make his point of order. It is not really a matter for me but I exercised my discretion.