NORTH KILLINGHOLME CARGO TERMINAL BILL (By Order)

Prayers – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1988.

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Order for Second Reading read.

To be read a Second time on Wednesday 22 June at Seven o'clock.

Photo of Mr Martin Redmond Mr Martin Redmond , Don Valley

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Photo of Mr Martin Redmond Mr Martin Redmond , Don Valley

Given that the North Killingholme Cargo Terminal Bill was due to be debated on 15 June and that, so far as this House is concerned, Wednesday has not existed, and will never exist, why has the business for that day been brought back on to the Order Paper?

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

It has been brought back because the Chairman of Ways and Means has named Wednesday 22 June for that debate.

Photo of Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe , Maidstone

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Photo of Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe , Maidstone

On the Southern Water Authority Bill, which you called first, I twice shouted "Object," but it appears that you did not hear me.

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

I am afraid that I did not. The hon. Lady must make her objections very clearly. I did not hear the hon. Lady's objection, and I was listening carefully. My recollection is that the hon. Lady said "Object" after I had moved on to the next Bill.

Photo of Mr Ian Gow Mr Ian Gow , Eastbourne

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Many of my hon. Friends heard my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Miss Widdecombe) say "Object". I fully understand that you did not hear, but, as it is within the recollection of many Conservative Members that my hon. Friend did say "Object," would it not be possible for you to reconsider the matter?

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

As a matter of chivalry, I will accept the objection, but I say to the hon. Lady and to the whole House that it is helpful to the Chair for objections to be made clearly. I shall put the Question again.