STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

Points of Order – in the House of Commons at 4:16 pm on 28th January 1991.

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Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East 4:16 pm, 28th January 1991

With the leave of the House, I will put together the three motions relating to statutory instruments.

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , Linlithgow

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

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

Order. I am on my feet.

I will put the three motions together.

Ordered,That the draft Unfair Dismissal (Increase of Compensation Limit) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Unfair Dismissal (Increase of Limits of Basic and Special Awards) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Employment Protection (Variation of Limits) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. David Davis.]

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , Linlithgow

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. What could be more urgent and definite than the war aims in which we are now involved? If it is said—I understand that it is said—that confusion is being created, that is a judgment that may or may not be made; but if ever an application under Standing Order No. 20 should be—

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

Order. The hon. Gentleman is on this subject every day. It is a continuing matter. I have to take into account all relevant matters and decide whether something has happened that is so urgent that the business before the House should be disrupted for this day or for tomorrow. I have made that judgment.