Code of Conduct

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 7:37 pm on 12th March 2012.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne 7:37 pm, 12th March 2012

The example given was fraud, and it was also extraordinarily tortuous.

The Leader of the House, whom I do not often pray in aid of my arguments—as he knows—has been here for 40 years and he cannot think of anything in that time that would have required this power to have been exercised. We in this place are brilliant at inventing new misdemeanours and crimes with which to beat ourselves.