HC Deb 22 March 1982 vol 20 c770

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.—[The Solicitor-General]

10.3 pm

Mr. Tam Dalyell (West Lothian)

I realise that this is a very narrow issue of consolidation. On the other hand, as is well known to the Government, because of my pleas both to Ministers in interviews, during the Budget debate, and on the Consolidated Fund, there is a live and urgent issue involving the road transport industry board at MOTEC. I do not wish to stray out of order, but—

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Ernest Armstrong)

Order. The hon. Gentleman is out of order. He cannot raise the issue of MOTEC on this Bill. This is just a consolidation Bill.

Mr. Dalyell

There is the issue whether the proposals for MOTEC are legal. Some people, including authorities in the road transport industry training board wonder whether the proposals—

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Order. I know how strongly the hon. Gentleman feels. He has raised this matter previously, but he is out of order on this occasion and must resume his seat.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House. —[Mr. Boscawen.]

Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.

Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Third Reading), and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, without amendment.

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