The Right Honourable Member for Vauxhall (Early-Day Motion)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1977.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Robert Mellish Mr Robert Mellish , Southwark Bermondsey 12:00 am, 27th July 1977

I am assuming that this motion arises from the fact that the Father of the House had put down an amendment to the important motions that were debated yesterday. Frankly, I would not support that amendment but, having said that, I would be the first to support my right hon. Friend's democratic right to table any amendment that he wished to table. In your view, Mr. Speaker, the amendment was in order, and you allowed a vote and some hon. Members supported it. I am not asking for any particular ruling. I am not sure whether you have any rights about what motions are put down. However, it is a sad day when an hon. Member exercises his democratic rights in that fashion and then such a motion appears on the Order Paper.