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– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1988.

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[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen , Leyton

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

I cannot take a point of order before we have opened the sitting. I say to the hon. Member that by raising a point of order at this time he puts in jeopardy those who wish to put questions to the Home Secretary. I will take points of order at the appropriate time, which is immediately after Business Questions.

Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen , Leyton

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It will not wait until then. It is very brief.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

I am sorry, I cannot take it now.

Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen , Leyton

On a point of order. I am—

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Order. I have to say to the hon. Gentleman that he will have to raise this at the appropriate time.

Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen , Leyton

Mr. Speaker, a number of people have been denied their democratic rights. This affects the Sessional Orders, and I should like to be given the opportunity to raise the matter of people being denied their right to lobby—

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Order. Will the hon. Member please come and discuss this with the Table while I am getting on with the business?