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– in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 31st October 1979.

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Motion made, and Question put,That, on any day during the present session of Parliament when the second reading of a public bill stands amongst the Orders of the day, Mr. Speaker may announce at the commencement of public business that, because of the number of Members wishing to take part in the debate on the second reading of the Bill, he will call Members between seven o'clock and ten minutes before nine o'clock to speak for not more than ten minutes; and whenever Mr. Speaker has made such an announcement he may, between the hours of seven o'clock and nine o'clock, unless the said debate has been previously concluded, direct any Member who has spoken for ten minutes to resume his seat forthwith.—[Mr. St. John Stevas.]

The House divided: Ayes 225, Noes 98.

Division No. 88]AYES[10.11 p.m.
Altken, JonathanDouglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesJohn, Brynmor
Alexander, RichardDouglas-Mann, BruceJohnson Smith, Geoffrey
Alison, MichaelDover, DenshoreJohnston, Russell (Inverness)
Allaun, FrankDubs, AlfredJopling, Rt Hon Michael
Alton, DavidDunn, Robert (Dartford)Kellett-Bowman, Mrs Elaine
Ancram, MichaelDykes, HughKershaw, Anthony
Aspinwall, JackEastham, KenKilroy-Silk, Robert
Atkinson, David (B'mouth, East)Edwards, Rt Hon N. (Pembroke)King, Rt Hon Tom
Baker, Kenneth (St. Marylebone)Eggar, TimothyLambie, David
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)Emery, PeterLang, Ian
Banks, RobertEvans, Ioan (Aberdare)Langford-Holt, Sir John
Beith, A. J.Evans, John (Newton)Lawrence, Ivan
Benyon, W. (Buckingham)Eyre, ReginaldLawson, Nigel
Berry, Hon AnthonyFairbairn, NicholasLee, John
Best, KeithFairgrieve, RussellLeighton, Ronald
Bevan, David GilroyFenner, Mrs PeggyLe Merchant, Spencer
Blaker, PeterFinsberg, GeoffreyLennox-Boyd, Hon Mark
Body, RichardFisher, Sir NigelLester, Jim (Beeston)
Boscawen, Hon RobertFlannery, MartinLewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West)Fletcher, Alexander (Edinburgh N)Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)
Boyson, Dr RhodesFookes, Miss JanetLofthouse, Geoffrey
Bright, GrahamForman, NigelLuce, Richard
Brinton, TimForrester, JohnLyell, Nicholas
Brittan, LeonFraser, Peter (South Angus)McCrindle, Robert
Brocklebank-Fowler, ChristopherGarel-Jones, TristanMcDonald, Dr Oonagh
Brooke, Hon PeterGeorge, BruceMacfarlane, Neil
Brotherton, MichaelGilmour, Rt Hon Sir IanMacGregor, John
Brown, Michael (Brigg & Sc'thorpe)Gorst, JohnMcGuire, Michael (Ince)
Browne, John (Winchester)Gow, IanMcKay, Allen (Penistone)
Buchanan-Smith, Hon AlickGrant, George (Morpeth)MacKay, John (Argyll)
Butcher, JohnGray, HamishMcKelvey, William
Cadbury, JocelynGreenway, HarryMarlow, Tony
Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)Grimond, Rt Hon J.Marshall, Dr Edmund (Goole)
Campbell-Savours, DaleGrist, IanMarten, Neil (Banbury)
Canavan, DennisGrylls, MichaelMates, Michael
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Gummer, John SelwynMaude, Rt Hon Angus
Carlisle, Rt Hon Mark (Runcorn)Hamilton, Hon Archie (Eps'm&Ew'll)Mayhew, Patrick
Chalker, Mrs. LyndaHampson, Dr KeithMiller, Hal (Bromsgrove & Redditch)
Channon, PaulHannam, JohnMills, Iain (Meriden)
Chapman, SydneyHaselhurst, AlanMitchell, Austin (Grimsby)
Clark, David (South Shields)Havers, Rt Hon Sir MichaelMitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen)
Clark, Dr William (Croydon South)Hawksley, WarrenMonro, Hector
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Heddle, JohnMontgomery, Fergus
Clegg, WalterHenderson, BarryMoore, John
Cockeram, EricHeseltine, Rt Hon MichaelMorgan, Geraint
Colvin, MichaelHicks, RobertMorrison, Hon Charles (Devizes)
Cope, JohnHolland, Philip (Carlton)Morrison, Hon Peter (City of Chester)
Cormack, PatrickHooson, TomMorton, George
Costain, A. P.Howell, Rt Hon David (Guildford)Murphy, Christopher
Cunliffe, LawrenceHowells, GeraintMyles, David
Cunningham, Dr John (Whitehaven)Hunt, David (Wirral)Nelson, Anthony
Dixon, DonaldJanner, Hon GrevilleNeubert, Michael
Dorrell, StephenJenkin, Rt Hon PatrickNewton, Tony
Normanton, TomShaw, Michael (Scarborough)Trippier, David
Nott, Rt Hon JohnSheerman, BarryUrwin, Rt Hon Tom
Oppenheim, Rt Hon Mrs SallyShepherd, Colin (Hereford)Viggers, Peter
Patten, Christopher (Bath)Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge-Br'hills)Wainwright, Richard (Colne Valley)
Pattie, GeoffreyShersby, MichaelWakeham, John
Pawsey, JamesSilvester, FredWalker, Bill (Perth & E Perthshire)
Percival, Sir IanSims, RogerWalters, Dennis
Pollock, AlexanderSmith, Dudley (War. and Leam'ton)Watson, John
Price, David (Eastleigh)Speed, KeithWheeler, John
Raison, TimothySpeller, TonyWhitelaw, Rt Hon William
Rathbone, TimSpicer, Michael (S Worcestershire)Whitney, Raymond
Rees, Peter (Dover and Deal)Squire, RobinWickenden, Keith
Rhodes James, RobertStainton, KeithWiggin, Jerrry
Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonStanley, JohnWigley, Dafydd
Richardson, Miss JoSteel, Rt Hon DavidWilliams, Delwyn (Montgomery)
Ridley, Hon NicholasSteen, AnthonyWilliams, Sir Thomas (Warrington)
Rifkind, MalcolmStevens, MartinWolfson, Mark
Roberts, Michael (Cardiff NW)Stewart, Ian (Hitchin)Young, Sir George (Acton)
Roberts, Wyn (Conway)Stradling Thomas, J.Younger, Rt Hon George
Rossi, HughTebbit, Norman
Sainsbury, Hon TimothyThorne, Neil (Ilford South)TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
St. John-Stevas, Rt Hon NormanTinn, JamesMr. Carol Mather and
Scott, NicholasTownend, John (Bridlington)Mr. David Waddington
Sever, John
NOES
Ashton, JoeHeffer, Eric S.Powell, Rt Hon J. Enoch (S Down)
Atkins, Robert (Preston North)Higgins, Rt Hon Terence L.Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Atkinson, Norman (H'gey, Tott'ham)Hogg, Norman (E Dunbartonshire)Prescott, John
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyHome, Robertson, JohnPrice, Christopher (Lewisham West)
Bell, RonaldHooley, FrankProctor, K. Harvey
Bennett, Andrew (Stockport N)Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen North)Rees, Rt Hon Merlyn (Leeds South)
Body, RichardJones, Barry (East Flint)Rooker, J. W.
Booth, Rt Hon AlbertJones, Dan (Burnley)Roper, John
Browe, Ronald W. (Hackney S)Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Bruce-Gardyne, JohnKerr, RussellSkeet, T. H. H.
Carlisle, John (Luton West)Lambie, DavidSkinner, Dennis
Cocks, Rt Hon Michael (Bristol S)Lamond, JamesSmith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Cook, Robin F.Litherland, RobertSoley, Clive
Cryer, BobLloyd, Ian (Havant & Waterloo)Spearing, Nigel
Dalyell, TamLyon, Alexander (York)Spriggs, Leslie
Davies, Terry (B'rm'ham, Stechford)Lyons, Edward (Bradford West)Sproat, Iain
Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)McCusker, H.Stanbrook, Ivor
Dewar, DonaldMacKenzie, Rt Hon GregorStoddart, David
Dormand, JackMajor, JohnStott, Roger
Douglas, DickMawhinney, Dr BrianTaylor, Mrs Ann (Bolton West)
Dunlop, JohnMaxton, JohnThompson, Donald
Dunn, James A. (Liverpool, Kirkdale)Maxwell-Hyslop, RobinWainwright, Edwin (Dearne Valley)
Durant, TonyMaynard, Miss JoanWaldegrave, Hon William
Eadie, AlexMillan, Rt Hon BruceWaller, Gary
Ellis, Raymond (NE Derbyshire)Moate, RogerWelsh, Michael
English, MichaelMolyneaux, JamesWhite, Frank R. (Bury & Radcliffe)
Ewing, HarryMulley, Rt Hon FrederickWilliams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Farr, JohnNeedham, RichardWinnick, David
Field, FrankOakes, Rt Hon GordonWinterton, Nicholas
Foster, DerekPage, Rt Hon R. Graham (Crosby)Woodall, Alec
Golding, JohnParry, Robert
Graham, TedPatten, John (Oxford)TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Pavitt, LaurieMr. Cranley Onslow and
Harrison, Rt Hon WalterPenhaligon, DavidMr. Marcus Kimball.
Haynes, Frank

Question accordingly agreed to.