Mr William Taylor: Fair shares for all.
Mr William Taylor: I am prepared to allow my case to rest on the very able speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Hirst). The unfortunate intervention of the Joint Under-Secretary in the speech of the hon. Member for Dunbartonshire, East (Mr. Bence) clearly indicated the lack of principle which has dictated Government action in this matter. This Order is a monumental piece of injustice. I am...
Mr William Taylor: I would never attempt to commit in advance the hon. and learned Member for Kettering (Mr. Mitchison). I have listened to him for far too long—and I mean "long"—ever to do that. I shall listen to what he has to say tonight with great interest, because I believe that as a great constitutional lawyer he will support what I am saying about the principles of British justice. I repeat that...
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order. The hon. and learned Member should not put words into my mouth. All I said was that I was ashamed that my party had put its name to the Order before the House.
Mr William Taylor: The difference is material to me.
Mr William Taylor: We asked for fair shares for all. We said that what there is should be fairly spread out.
Mr William Taylor: That is not the point.
Mr William Taylor: Would the hon. and learned Gentleman say what is a lacuna? I have never heard of the word.
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order. What has this to do with the new Clause?
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order, Sir William. Is it in order, in the context of this new Clause, to raise the subject of local rates?