Points of Order

– in the House of Commons at 1:29 pm on 7th June 2006.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 1:29 pm, 7th June 2006

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I should be grateful for your guidance on a point of order about the future of the Nuffield speech and language unit, which I raised with the Secretary of State on Tuesday 9 May and in which I declare an interest as the parent of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who might in future require its services. I am not trying to make this point in a partisan way: I am simply anxious. The Secretary of State promised on 9 May to write to me directly, but has failed to do so, and I have still not heard from the Under-Secretary's office about the meeting promised to me. It is most unsatisfactory when Ministers make promises and then do not keep them. [ Interruption. ]

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

Order. I understand that the hon. Gentleman has raised this situation on more than one occasion. Ministers from the Department of Health are present and I am sure that they will have heard what he said. It is, of course, not a point of order for the Chair.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wrote a letter six weeks ago to the Minister of State, Department of Health, Ms Rosie Winterton , asking for a meeting to bring local mental health charities to visit her to discuss cuts in my local mental health service. What can I do to secure a positive response and advance that meeting?

Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker

That is not a point of order for the Chair, but the hon. Gentleman has made his point and Ministers from the Department of Health are present to hear it.

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still not an adequate answer what are the further steps to be taken so he can have a formal response

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