Preamble

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 1988.

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The House met at half past Two o'clock

[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

The hon. Member for Coventry, North-East (Mr. Hughes), having behaved in a grossly disorderly fashion, was ordered by MR. SPEAKER to withdraw from the House for the remainder of that day's sitting, pursuant to Standing Order No. 42 (Disorderly conduct), but he declined to comply with that direction.

Whereupon MR. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Standing Order, named the hon. Member for disregarding tie authority of the Chair.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 43 (Order in debate), That the hon. Member for Coventry, North-East be suspended from the service of the House—[Mr. Wakeham]:

The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 23.