Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:14 pm on 5th February 2009.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 1:14 pm, 5th February 2009

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I refer to the Speaker's statement earlier today. In it, he referred to the investigations that he had made since the point of order that my right hon. Friend David Davis raised about the police's desire to look through e-mails sent between us. I find it extraordinary that, in a matter that concerns e-mails, which may be private, between two Members, the House authorities did not approach me to establish facts, but approached the Metropolitan police and took only their version of events as the basis for a Speaker's statement.

In addition, and even more seriously, the House will wish to know that Mr. Speaker has declined my request for the Standards and Privileges Committee to look at material seized from my office to decide what is privileged. Instead, the Clerks of the House—

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