The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3).
Order. Before we begin today’s proceedings, may I place on the record that a few minutes ago, at 9.15 am, we observed one minute’s silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster 50 years ago?
I beg to move, That the House sit in private.
Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 163), and negatived.