Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 am on 28th February 2014.
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That is why I did not see anybody in them, Mr Deputy Speaker. Although, there is, as you know, the right to speak from the Gallery in the event that the House is full. Sadly, it is not full today.
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 3:29 pm (Report this annotation)
The section of Erskine May referred to states:
"... in the House of Commons the side galleries are largely reserved for Members (for only 350 of whom seating is provided on the floor of the House). A Member may speak from these galleries (though he would not normally be called by the Chair unless there was no room on the floor of the House on the side on which he usually sits but not from below the Bar, where there is also seating."
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