Point of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 14th February 2006.

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Photo of Michael Martin Michael Martin Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons 3:31 pm, 14th February 2006

The right hon. Gentleman says that it does not happen. I cannot instruct Ministers, but Hugh Robertson should get a reply, and he will get a reply. I hope that the right hon. Gentleman is happy with that.


Richard Taylor
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 11:41 pm (Report this annotation)

I believe p202 of the 24th Edition of Erskine May references this reply by the Speaker. It appears to have suggest the Speaker's response in this instance ought create a precedent:

"Members are entitled to a response from a Minister when the accuracy of a ministerial answer
has been reasonably challenged (HC Deb (2005-06) 442, c 1283)."