Education Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd April 1970.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr John Hynd Mr John Hynd , Sheffield, Attercliffe 12:00 am, 22nd April 1970

You referred to the fact, Mr. Speaker, that we are discussing a new situation without precedent. Are we not now in danger of creating another precedent, because I cannot recall a case where, Mr. Speaker, having given a Ruling, the House could then indulge in a debate and criticise the Ruling of the Chair? Is this not a very dangerous precedent? Are we to take it that from now on hon. Members will have the right to discuss and debate Mr. Speaker's Rulings?