Government Powers (Limitation) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:07 pm on 14th March 2003.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means 2:07 pm, 14th March 2003

Order. I think that I can probably deal with this.

Mr. Bercow and Mr. Forth will not expect me to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of every event that has occurred in the Chamber and in the Division Lobbies in past years, but I think that I can safely say that what has happened is not without precedent. With regard to what may happen outside the Chamber in terms of persuading right hon. and hon. Members whether and how to vote, there has been a multitude of precedents for such encouragement. We should now proceed.