Mr Fred Blackburn: As Chairman of a Standing Committee, I often hear Ministers objecting to Amendments because the language is imprecise and not clear. In this case I think the wording is imprecise.
Mr Fred Blackburn: If that is the wish of the Committee.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Maude). I was just looking at the Amendments to see whether I could find anything in them to indicate that the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr. John Hall) was in order. I think that some of his remarks would be made more appropriately on the Question, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."
Mr Fred Blackburn: The Amendment does not mention medical services. It mentions social, recreational and educational facilities, but there is no reference to medical services, and I cannot see how that is covered by the Amendment.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I think that it will be more convenient if we try to keep to the rules of order. There are other Amendments which will be called.
Mr Fred Blackburn: If the hon. and learned Member speaks, the Amendment cannot then be withdrawn.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I think it would be for the convenience of the Committee to discuss at the same time Amendment No. 43, in line 10 at the end to add: (7) A body corporate carrying on a trade to which this section applies shall be entitled, on giving notice in writing to the surveyor within two years of the end of the year of assessment 1964–65, to require that for all the purposes of the Income Tax Acts the...
Mr Fred Blackburn: With this Amendment we can take Amendment No.7, in page 10, line 14, leave out from "to" to end of line 16 and insert: any duty or group of duties of customs or excise (including purchase tax as such a duty) without: applying 10 other such duties".
Mr Fred Blackburn: We can also discuss Amendment No.9, in line 16, at end insert: and(b) notwithstanding anything in the said section 9 apply to the pool betting duty in the case of bets on dog races made by means of a totalisator on a licensed track without applying to any other of the duties included within the aforesaid group (d).In this subsection 'dog race' 'licensed track' and 'totalisator' have the same...
Mr Fred Blackburn: The hon. Member must get the debate nearer to the Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill". I am not sure what the hon. Member is arguing about. If he says that motor cars are not subject to resale price maintenance, I am not sure to which gateway he is referring.
Mr Fred Blackburn: Order. We cannot turn this into a general debate on the question of service. The hon. Member must show how the Clause fails to meet his case.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I said that this must not be turned into a general debate on service. We are debating the Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill".
Mr Fred Blackburn: Order If the Clause does not do these things which the hon. Member wants, he cannot argue about them now. He can argue only about what is in the Clause.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I hope that the hon. Member is not thinking that that I have given him any encouragement to continue.
Mr Fred Blackburn: Order. I said that the hon. Member must make this speech on the Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill" and not on other extraneous issues.
Mr Fred Blackburn: It applies to every debate. It is left to the Chair to decide when the stage of tedious repetition has been reached. We are getting near it.
Mr Fred Blackburn: Order. We are not discussing the price structure of durables, but the power of the Restrictive Practices Court to exempt certain classes of goods.
Mr Fred Blackburn: Order. I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman has not put down a series of Amendments on these particular points.
Mr Fred Blackburn: As the hon. Gentleman has not put them down he is not entitled to discuss them now, but only what is in Clause 5.
Mr Fred Blackburn: I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will reply only to the points that were in order.