Police (Pay)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1977.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West 12:00 am, 16th March 1977

The hon. Member for Christchurch and Lymington (Mr. Adley) asks leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that he thinks should have urgent consideration, namely, the threat of civil unrest resulting from the rapidly deteriorating relations between the police force and the Government". As the House knows, under Standing Order No. 9 I am directed to take into account the several factors set out in the order but to give no reasons for my decision. The hon. Member was good enough to give me notice this morning that he would raise the matter. I have given careful consideration to his representation, but I have to rule that his submission does not fall within the provisions of the Standing Order and, therefore, I cannot submit his application to the House.