Business of the House

– in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 25th January 1991.

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Ordered,That, at the sitting on Tuesday 29th January, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business),—

  1. (1) Mr. Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr. Secretary Heseltine relating to Local Government Finance not later than Ten o'clock; and
  2. (2) the Motions in the name of Mr. Secretary Hunt relating to Local Government Finance (Wales) may be proceeded with, though opposed, for one and a half hours after the first of them has been entered upon, and, if those proceedings have not been previously disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall at the expiry of that period put the Questions necessary to dispose of them; and
  3. (3) the aforesaid Questions may be decided after the expiry of the time for opposed business.

Ordered,That, at the sitting on Thursday 31st January, if proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr. John MacGregor relating to Parliamentary Pensions have not previously been disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall, three hours after the Motion has been entered upon,—

  1. (a) if the Question last proposed from the Chair is the Main Question, call a Member to move any amendments thereto which he may have selected, and the Questions thereon shall be put forthwith, and then put the Main Question or the Main Question as amended; or—[Mr. Neil Hamilton.]