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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 3:23 pm on 6th May 1992.

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Photo of Mr Timothy Devlin Mr Timothy Devlin , Stockton South 3:23 pm, 6th May 1992

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. During the general election campaign I had an opportunity to talk to a large number of my constituents. Many asked why certain Members of Parliament were in the habit of making frequent sedentary interventions, and were apparently allowed to get away with it.

I am sure, Madam Speaker, that it would benefit the whole House—particularly new Members, and more particularly some of the older ones—if you, as the new Speaker, made a statement at an early stage about the attitude that you will take to sedentary interventions and, indeed, to points of order.