Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I made a request to the hon. Members about their private conversations. It now seems that I may have to give an order. This disturbance must stop.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: No doubt the correction will be made.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I am now in a difficulty, and so is the House, because a great many right hon. and hon. Members wish to speak in the debate that is to follow, almost all of them with equally good claims. Therefore, I hope that questions will now be put to extract information and not to advance arguments.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I asked hon. Members not go get into area of argument. I think that the hon. Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Molloy) is doing so.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. We must now move on to the debate.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. The hon. Member can vote against the motion if he wishes.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: The Question is, That a further Supplementary sum, not exceeding £2,790,089,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending in 31st March 1976 for expenditure on Civil Services, as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 28. As many as are of that opinion say "Aye". To the contrary "No". I think the...
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I have collected the voices. The Ayes have it.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. Please can we get on as quickly as possible. A great many hon. Members wish to speak.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: The House knows that I have no power to impose a time limit on individual speeches. However, I hope that hon. Members will aim at about 10 minutes each from now on.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. It is quite clear that the right hon. Gentleman will not give way. The hon. Member for Louth (Mr. Brotherton) must not rise again.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. Will hon. Members withdraw as quickly as possible and converse outside?
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Maurice Edelman, Esquire, Member for Coventry, North-West, and I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the loss we have sustained and our sympathy with the relatives of the hon. Member.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. That appears to me to be a reflection on a right hon. Member. That can be done only by a motion.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. Before we have further exchanges, may I remind the House of what is said in "Erskine May"—that good temper and moderation are the characteristics of parliamentary language?
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: I shall consider the hon. Gentleman's suggestion.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I do not detect a point of order in what the hon. Gentleman is saying.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: The right hon. Gentleman has made his suggestion. We cannot debate the matter further today.
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. I must first give my ruling. I listened carefully to what the hon. Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop) said and also to the earlier exchange. All I have to decide is whether I think it appropriate for this matter to be debated today under Standing Order No. 9. I am afraid that the answer is "No".
Mr Selwyn Lloyd: Order. There is an important statement to be made, and then we are to have a debate in which many hon. Members want to take part. We cannot have the Chrysler issue debated today as well as tomorrow. I shall allow one more question from each side.