Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:53 am on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Mr Ernie Ross Mr Ernie Ross , Dundee West 12:53 am, 21st October 1987

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I know that you will be able to help me. There appears to be a rumour circulating that, despite the fact that many hon. Members have deliberately stayed in the House to talk on this important issue, the Government intend moving the closure of the debate. I am sure that you are aware of the number of hon. Members on the Opposition Benches who are seeking to catch your eye. We advise the Government that it would not make much sense if they were to attempt, at this very early stage in this very important debate, to close the debate.