Unparliamentary Expressions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 1984.

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Photo of Robert Wareing Robert Wareing , Liverpool, West Derby 12:00 am, 6th June 1984

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your clarification. Would I be in order to use the word "Tory" when it impugned the honour and character of a Member of Parliament, who objected to that word being used against him? For example, I often use the word "Tory" when referring to the right hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport (Dr. Owen), and I wish to continue using it when I refer to him.