§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris (Manchester, Wythenshawe)
Noting the objection of the hon. Member for Wanstead and Woodford (Mr. Arbuthnot), Friday 2 July, Madam Deputy Speaker.
§ Second Reading deferred till Friday 2 July.
§ Mr. Ray Powell (Ogmore)
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Do you realise that the Bill to which an objection has been made was debated for some seven hours—
§ Madam Deputy Speaker
Order. I am sorry, but the House cannot debate the merits or otherwise of the Bill.
§ Mr. Powell
Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am referring not to the merits of the Bill, but to the fact that a private Member's Bill intended to help disabled people was debated for seven hours, and cannot now be debated further on the Floor of the House because an objection has been made.