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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Chair, Members Estimate Committee, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Commons 11:30 am, 16th July 2009

Order. May I make the point, I think for the fourth time this week-I expect it to be heeded by all Members-that I do not want loud, sedentary heckling from hon. or right hon. Members? That is not a request, that is a ruling, and I say to Sir Nicholas Winterton that that is the end of the matter.

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Jane Birkby
Posted on 17 Jul 2009 11:56 pm (Report this annotation)

I am all for the supression of rudeness and heckling, and talking while members are speaking.
If John Bercow can keep strong control of the House, and make the members behave like grown ups instead of school boys, I may be impressed yet.