Point of Order

– in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 20th January 2009.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Chair, Children, Schools and Families Committee 3:36 pm, 20th January 2009

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am told that I must raise this question with you, because the Modernisation Committee has no powers to deal with it. There is no rule of the House that I can discover that dictates that our Clerks should sit in this Chamber wearing wigs. You yourself, Mr. Speaker, no longer wear a wig. On this day of modernisation in another political system not very far from here, in the United States, would it not show that we were modernising if our Clerks, who work so hard for us, no longer had to wear wigs?

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Photo of Michael Martin Michael Martin Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons

I do not wear a wig, but I prefer the Clerks to wear wigs.

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