Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 16th July 1996.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Coombs Mr Anthony Coombs , Wyre Forest 3:31 pm, 16th July 1996

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek your guidance on the ten-minute Bill that the hon. Member for Barking (Ms Hodge) is about to present. As she was the council leader who presided over and covered up the most appalling abuse in homes in Islington, will you rule as to whether she has a declarable interest in introducing the debate?