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Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:04 pm on 15th January 2009.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Chairman of Ways and Means 12:04 pm, 15th January 2009

Order. [Interruption.] John McDonnell must— [Interruption.]

John McDonnell , Member for Hayes and Harlington , having conducted himself in a grossly disorderly manner, was named by the Deputy Speaker.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 44), That John McDonnell be suspended from the service of the House.— ( Ian Lucas .)

A Division was called, but no Members being appointed Tellers for the Noes, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Ayes had it.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Ordered, That John McDonnell be suspended from the service of the House.

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Kaihsu Tai
Posted on 16 Jan 2009 10:05 am (Report this annotation)

‘John McDonnell, Member for Hayes and Harlington, having conducted himself in a grossly disorderly manner, was named by the Deputy Speaker.’ To wit, Mr McDonnell removed the Commons mace from the table and placed it on the bench.

Christopher Squire
Posted on 16 Jan 2009 10:39 am (Report this annotation)

Where is the video link to this episode?

Kaihsu Tai
Posted on 16 Jan 2009 10:26 pm (Report this annotation)

I wonder why no Member came forward to be appointed Tellers for the Noes? Was (say) George Galloway, not in the house? Or is it some obscure convention that nobody dared to break?

Kaihsu Tai
Posted on 17 Jan 2009 9:11 pm (Report this annotation)

Friday's edition of Today in Parliament on BBC Radio 4 explained nearly everything.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534...
(Sadly the audio file is not able to be archived and will only be available for a week.)

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