Standing Order No. 10 (Application)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th July 1983.

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Photo of Mr Stuart Randall Mr Stuart Randall , Kingston upon Hull West 12:00 am, 5th July 1983

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. First, I apologise to you and the House for not having given you notice before 12 o'clock today, but I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 10, because I feel that we should have a debate to discuss a specific and important matter which should have urgent attention.

It is specific because it is about the effect—

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Order. I must stop the hon. Gentleman there. I fully understand that he is a new Member, but I am afraid that I cannot entertain his application now, because it should have been made before 12 o'clock.

Photo of Mr Stuart Randall Mr Stuart Randall , Kingston upon Hull West

I just wanted to say that I received a telex on the matter after 12 o'clock.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

That is as may be, but I am afraid that I cannot entertain the application on this day. I have to receive notice as soon after 12 o'clock as practicable in such cases and I must stick to the rules.