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Orders of the Day — European Community (Shipbuilding)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 1975.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00 am, 4th July 1975

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Will you draw the attention of Mr. Speaker to paragraph 27 of the report of the Select Committee on Procedure on European Legislation, where it specifically states: Simple take note Motions are more easily susceptible of amendment in many ways, for example by amendments leaving out the words 'take note' and inserting 'approves' or 'disapproves', or directing the Minister to insist on certain changes in the proposal at the Council. Unless back-bench Members have the opportunity of moving amendments that have been selected by Mr. Speaker, I hope that Mr. Speaker will understand that that paragraph becomes non-effective.