Regional Select Committee (London)

Part of Consolidated Fund Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:19 pm on 14th December 2009.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Chair, Members Estimate Committee, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Commons 10:19 pm, 14th December 2009

Order. Before I respond to the point of order, let me say that I am a bit worried about Mr. Blunt. I am concerned about his health. I do not want him to erupt, but I am concerned that he might pop. Anyone would think that some Members had had an exceptionally good dinner.

What I want to say to Mr. Dismore- [Interruption.] Order. Members should want to hear what I am going to say to the hon. Member for Hendon. What I want to say to the hon. Member for Hendon is that he is, of course, correct-that is indeed the thrust and the limit of the motion before us-but, as he knows, I am a person of generous spirit. [Interruption.] Order. It is perfectly legitimate for Justine Greening to make some opening remarks by way of background, and I know that she now intends swiftly to focus on the narrow terms of the motion.

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