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Points of Order

– in the House of Commons at 1:35 pm on 3rd March 2005.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Secretary of State (Justice), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 1:35 pm, 3rd March 2005

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. In circumstances where the main Opposition party has made it clear that it is prepared to extend the existing terrorist legislation and have offered the alternative of a short period of legislation in order to protect the position, is it in order for the Leader of the House so grossly to misrepresent the position of the Conservative party, when it is his party that is reckless and prepared to go ahead without proper respect for the House?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

The matters to which the hon. Gentleman has referred will be debated in the near future.

Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Labour, Alyn and Deeside

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During business questions I asked the Leader of the House about the funding of school trips to this Parliament. I think he misunderstood me and I wonder whether it would be possible for me to have a written answer on that subject or, obviously, a reply now.

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

That is not really a point of order for the Chair, but the Leader of the House is here; he will reply.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, The Secretary of State for Wales, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am sorry that in the general hubbub from the other side of the House I misheard what my hon. Friend Mr. Tami said. I will certainly send him a reply on the matter.