Orders of the Day — Marriage (Registrar General's Licence) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 1970.

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Photo of Hon. Sam Silkin Hon. Sam Silkin , Camberwell Dulwich 12:00 am, 24th April 1970

I desire, Mr. Speaker, to raise a point of order on your provisional selection of Amendments. I do so with the same reluctance as my hon. Friend but conscious, as you have pointed out, Mr. Speaker, of the shortness of time since the Bill was considered in Committee.

My point of order refers to Amendments Nos. 3 and 4, which have not been selected provisionally. Those Amendments deal with the point in relation to Clause 1 of the Bill which was the subject of substantial debate on Second Reading. Briefly, the purpose of the Amendments—