Sir Rolf Williams: Sir Rolf Dudley Williams rose—
Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The hon. and learned Member for Northampton (Mr. Paget) made a great reflection on my right hon. and learned Friends the Members for Warwick and Leamington (Sir J. Hobson) and Epsom (Sir P. Rawlinson). He declared that in a Standing Committee they are deliberately obstructing business. We all know those two distinguished right hon. and learned Gentlemen, and...
Sir Rolf Williams: Does my hon. Friend realise that if the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. Sydney Silverman) brought about the collapse of the Government he would please a tremendous number of people on this side?
Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The hon. Member for Nelson and Colne accused my hon. Friend of telling lies. Is that word permissible?
Sir Rolf Williams: It is nothing of the sort. This is a Motion of censure on the Patronage Secretary, who "pulled a fast one" on the abolitionists on this side of the House.
Sir Rolf Williams: The hon. Member is doing his best to destroy the respect of this House by the people. On a serious subject, one hon. Member after another on the hon. Member's side of the House is giggling and laughing about a problem which confronts the people and about which they are appalled.
Sir Rolf Williams: Further to that point of order. May I point out, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that the hon. Member who made that attack upon me is usually never here on a Friday?
Sir Rolf Williams: I can tell my right hon. and learned Friend that there is a Whip on. I have seen it. It is two lines.
Sir Rolf Williams: I have told them.
Sir Rolf Williams: While we accept without question that the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. Sydney Silverman) was not told that he would have time on the Floor of the House for the Committee stage, will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he was told that he would not?
Sir Rolf Williams: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this action by the United States and Canada conflicts with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade?
Sir Rolf Williams: May I draw the attention of the Leader of the House to the Motion in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeenshire, West (Mr. Hendry) to be discussed tomorrow week, to ensure that the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill is brought back to the Floor of the House for its Committee stage? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, when the Bill was originally discussed, it was...
Sir Rolf Williams: asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make a statement on the composition of the Regional Economic Council for the South-West.
Sir Rolf Williams: Will the Joint Under-Secretary explain the reason for this delay? Does he not recall that on page 3 of "Let's Go with Labour", the manifesto on which his party fought the General Election, appear these words: Labour is ready. Poised to swing its plans into instant operation".
Sir Rolf Williams: Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that the only way in which manufactures from abroad can be manufactured in this country is for us to be competitive, and that everything that he and his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has done since they got into office has been to inflate costs? Does he appreciate that we must not continue with our present high rate of taxation if we are...
Sir Rolf Williams: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider telling us next week when legislation in respect of consumer protection is likely to be introduced by the Government?
Sir Rolf Williams: That is why I asked.
Sir Rolf Williams: Does not my hon. and gallant Friend also realise that whatever recommendations the Speaker's conference may make to this House, if the recommendations are fiddled about with, as the last Speaker's conference recommendations were fiddled about with by the Socialist Party, there is really no point in waiting?
Sir Rolf Williams: While congratulating the hon. Lady on the stout way in which she is standing up for the rights of Gibraltarians, may I ask whether she would agree that the situation has been greatly exacerbated by the foolishness of the Prime Minister? What steps have been taken to raise this matter in the United Nations? We are spending a vast sum of money on this organisation. Do the Government think that...
Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order. I have today tabled a Motion, of which I have sent a copy to the Leader of the House. In view of the urgency with which the Motion requires to be discussed, I wonder whether it would be possible—I think that the Leader of the House will bear me out—