Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 13th October 2009.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden 3:32 pm, 13th October 2009

You, Mr. Speaker, are the defender of our rights and privileges in this place. This is a new class of injunction, a so-called super injunction, in which the press are not even allowed to report the injunction itself and the existence of the case. That is how Parliament's reporting has been stopped by it. Could you undertake to the House to do two things? First, will you take legal advice to see whether the courts can be instructed not to grant injunctions that close down reporting of this place? Secondly, will you seek a meeting with the Secretary of State for Justice, who I know is sympathetic to this-it is not a party matter-to see whether the Government can act to achieve that same aim?

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