Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 27th July 1989.

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Photo of Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Mr Dale Campbell-Savours , Workington 5:16 pm, 27th July 1989

You will understand, Mr. Speaker, that the question of the Speakership is a House of Commons matter uniquely. The Speakership is decided upon by Members of Parliament and you were elected by Members of Parliament. Prime Ministers should not interfere. Would you not condemn the practice of any Prime Minister who made an offer of that nature to a former Minister?