Scotland and Wales Bill

Part of New Clause 40 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th February 1977.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 16th February 1977

On a point of order, Sir Myer. Is it not deeply wrong of the hon. Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley) to suggest that my right hon. Friend could be thinking of bringing in a guillotine motion? Did not the Lord President, on 2nd May 1972, refer to the guillotine as full-hearted contempt for the democratic processes of this country; full-hearted contempt for the normal legislative processes of this House of Commons."—[Official Report 2nd May 1972; Vol. 886, c. 235.] How can he be thinking of bringing in a guillotine?