Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:58 pm on 24th October 2000.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 3:58 pm, 24th October 2000

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. The right hon. Member for

Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) made a fine speech yesterday about re-establishing the primacy of the House, in which particular reference was made to the fuel crisis. We welcome you to your post, Mr. Speaker, but surely, if you are to take steps to re-establish the primacy of this place, you must allow Back-Bench Members to have the ear of the Deputy Prime Minister when we raise our constituents' very real concerns arising from the fuel crisis?