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Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 12th January 2011.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow 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 12:30 pm, 12th January 2011

The short answer to the right hon. Gentleman's question is that I have no knowledge of when a statement is to be made, and I do not want to become involved in hypothetical questions. I am not aware of the disclosure to which the right hon. Gentleman has referred, but as the whole House-including Ministers-is aware, when decisions have been made they must first be announced to the House.