Point of Order

– in the House of Commons at 1:56 pm on 24th March 2005.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 1:56 pm, 24th March 2005

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During the proceedings on the urgent question, before you were in the Chair, there was an exchange when Clare Short contradicted the Foreign Secretary very firmly from a sedentary position, stating that despite what he had said, there had been no opportunity at the Cabinet meeting for members of the Cabinet to question the Attorney-General on the legal advice that was given. Can you tell me whether Mr. Speaker has received any notification from the Foreign Secretary that he wishes to come to the Chamber to correct the record, in the light of that straight contradiction of what he told the House?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

I am fairly confident that Mr. Speaker has not received such a request. The point raised by the hon. Gentleman is a point for debate, rather than a point of order for the Chair.