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 Mr David Weitzman Mr David Weitzman , Stoke Newington and Hackney North 12:00 am, 24th April 1970

I apologise for persisting in this matter, Mr. Speaker, but I wish to raise what I believe to be an important point for the guidance of hon. Members generally. Is your Ruling in this matter that when a selection is made by you, no hon. Member can put forward reasons why that selection should be altered? I ask for your guidance in regard to that matter.

It is rather important from another point of view. When the Bill goes to another place, obviously Amendments may be made there and a discussion may take place in regard to those Amendments. It may well be that the Amendments which you have not selected are put down in another place and argued upon. The result will be that Members of this House have not had the opportunity of arguing and debating on those Amendments although another place may have that opportunity. I seek your guidance, Mr. Speaker, with regard to both these points.