Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:59 pm on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 9:59 pm, 28th June 2005

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You and the whole House will have heard the Home Secretary, in response to an intervention from Sir Patrick Cormack—the Minister of State repeated the point later in his peroration—say that the Government would consider the Bill's committal to either a Special Standing Committee or a Joint Committee. Would it be in order for the Government to withdraw their programme motion, and am I correct in saying that under Standing Order No. 63, it would be perfectly in order to put down an alternative motion of committal, without notice, this evening? Has there been any indication that that will take place?

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