Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Mr. Mendelson.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I hope that the hon. Lady will not pursue her point of order. I intend to call her for a supplementary question after the hon. Member for Penistone (Mr. Mendelson).
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: By doing so the hon. Lady may lose her chance to ask a supplementary question. I deprecate points of order at Question Time. As I said, I shall call her for a supplementary question after the hon. Member for Penistone.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I am sorry about the acoustics. I seem to be able to hear everyone except the person who is speaking from the Treasury Bench. Whether or not that is an advantage, I do not know; it is not for me to say. I shall try to have the matter put right.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I am in sympathy with the point of view that English Members should be allowed to enter into devolution debates, but in calling hon. Members to ask supplementary questions I must have regard to the hon. Member who puts down the Question. If English Members put down Questions on devolution which are reached, they will be called first for supplementary questions. Today we have had difficulty in...
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: The Solicitor General—Statement.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: With this we may take Government amendments Nos. 222 and 221.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: With this we may take Amendment No. 231, in page 11, line 43, after 'child', insert— 'unless there has been a material change in his circumstances and with the leave of a Court, and'.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: The position is that the hon. Member for Stockport, North (Mr. Bennett) should now withdraw his amendment.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: With that amendment we may take Amendments Nos. 234, 235 and 236.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: With this we are to take the following Government amendments: Nos. 27, 28, 37, 48, 102, 103, 104, 107, 111, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 140 and 141.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. The hon. Member must not accuse another right hon. or hon. Member of deceiving.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I have not selected the amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Penhaligon).
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. This must not become a sedentary shouting match.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. The Chair has no responsibility for what an hon. Member says provided that he uses parliamentary language. The hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heffer) is making a great deal of noise.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. Nearly 40 hon. Members wish to speak, and one of them is the hon. Gentleman who is trying to interrupt.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Peckham (Mr. Lamborn) for speaking for only 10 minutes. I must appeal to hon. Members. I understand that at least three speeches from back benchers each lasted about 20 minutes during the time that I was out of the Chamber. This is most unfair.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Yes.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. Would the hon. Member come back to the new clause?
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. The hon. Member has already spoken for 30 minutes. He is now going beyond the length of time appropriate for an intervention.