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Members' Voting Rights

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 28th February 2006.

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Photo of Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 2:30 pm, 28th February 2006

The right hon. Gentleman referred to principle a moment ago. Does he not understand that the basic principle of any democratic Assembly is that Members of Parliament should not be able to vote on matters that concern neither themselves nor their constituents?