FAMILY PROVISION BILL [Lords]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed.That the Bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Bowden.]

Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen

Order. May I explain to the House the new procedure? If objection is taken to sending a Bill to the Second Reading Committee, and 20 hon. Members rise in their places, I must declare that the Noes have it.

Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is this a debatable Motion?

Question put:

Whereupon not less than twenty Members having risen in their places and signified their objection thereto, MR. SPEAKER declared that the Noes had it.

Bill to be read a Second time Tomorrow.