Acquisition and Disposal of Objects

Part of National Heritage Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 5th May 1983.

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Photo of Mr Phillip Whitehead Mr Phillip Whitehead , Derby North 8:30 pm, 5th May 1983

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We would not normally make heavy weather of such a matter, but an important amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Beeston (Mr. Lester), who is not present at the moment, was ruled out of order earlier—even though it had the support of many hon. Members —because it contained a printing error. Less than half an hour later, the Minister is apologising to the House for considering an amendment containing a printing error. Following the precedent of the earlier decision, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I respectfully suggest that the amendment is not in order.