Under standing order 51 the motion is not debatable. As a matter of courtesy, and following the time-honoured practice of the house, I have allowed the two leaders to make certain observations across the table with a view to facilitating matters, but there can be no debate of the subject matter. Is the hon. gentleman willing to
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withdraw the motion, or does he leave it on the order paper? I will put the question to the house.