Before I call the first Amendment selected, it might be for the convenience of the Committee if I indicate how the provisions of the Guillotine Order will operate today. Under paragraph 3(3) of the Order, the time which has elapsed between 3.30 this afternoon and the beginning of the consideration of the Bill is to be added to any time specified in the Order. The time which falls to be added today is one hour, 11 minutes. The result is that, under the provisions of the Order, the proceedings upon Clause 1 will be brought to an end at 8.41 p.m. and the proceedings of the Committee in the present sitting will be concluded at 12.41 a.m.
The first Amendment selected is Amendment No. 2, standing in the name of the right hon. Member for Enfield, West (Mr. lain Macleod) and the names of hon. and right hon. Members.