Mr Thomas Steele: Am I to understand that with Amendment 505 the hon. Gentleman was also dealing with Amendment No. 506, in line 43, and Amendment No. 507, in line 44?
Mr Thomas Steele: With the next Amendment, No. 539, we can also take Amendment No. 582, in page 175, line 46, leave out "on the day following" and insert "within thirty days of".
Mr Thomas Steele: If the Committee wishes.
Mr Thomas Steele: If the Committee wishes, so be it.
Mr Thomas Steele: Further to that point of order. Is not this a clear indication of the concern of the House about Questions, which previously led it to ask the Select Committee on Procedure urgently to consider the problem of Questions? Is it not unfair to the Committee, which did its job very quickly and which has reported, that its Report should not yet have been considered, because it not only cave advice...
Mr Thomas Steele: With this Amendment it would be convenient to take Amendment No. 405, in page 55, line 29, leave out "does so" and insert: carries on such a trade". Amendment No. 406, in line 34, leave out from "on" to "shall" and insert: there such a trade as is mentioned in subsection (1) above". and Amendment No. 407, in line 36, after "agency", insert: or arising whether directly or indirectly from...
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. I think that the hon. Gentleman is going a bit wide now. We are not considering the balance of payments in this Amendment.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. I hope that the hon. Member will now relate his remarks to the Amendment and the Corporation Tax.
Mr Thomas Steele: I am not concerned with whether right hon. and hon. Members like it. All I am concerned about is that it should be related to the matter under discussion.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. I quite agree that that is what we are discussing, but the hon. Member was rather discussing the Bill.
Mr Thomas Steele: This is where the confusion arises. The hon. Member keeps talking about the effect of the Bill. We are dealing with the Corporation Tax.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. The hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Peyton) has been long enough in the House to know what is the general procedure. The Chief Secretary rose in his place and I called him. That does not necessarily mean that the debate is finished.
Mr Thomas Steele: When I think that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is out of order I will say so.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. The hon. Member has been referring a great deal to the discussion that we have already had, but I hope that he and other hon. Members will remember that the last discussion was so conducted as to enable hon. Members to range fairly widely over the question of the Corporation Tax.
Mr Thomas Steele: On a point of order. Does not this situation recall to the House that the Committee on Procedure has made suggestions to the House about Questions and particularly about the number of Front Benchers who speak and rise at Question Time? Has not the Committee referred to this and made recommendations to the House? Could not you use your influence, Mr. Speaker, with the usual channels to have...
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. The hon. Member's interruption is becoming a speech.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. The right hon. and learned Gentleman must relate his remarks to the Amendment under discussion.