Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:57 am on 21st December 2000.

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Photo of Michael Martin Michael Martin Speaker of the House of Commons 11:57 am, 21st December 2000

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving me notice of his point of order. I am afraid that I cannot help him, as it is a matter for the Government as to who represents them at overseas conferences. However, the Government remain accountable to the House for the choice of the delegation and for the outcome of the conference as it affects United Kingdom interests. The hon. Gentleman can therefore pursue his interest in the conference by using the usual procedures of the House.