Points of Order

– in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 14 July 2015.

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Photo of Rob Flello Rob Flello Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South 1:36, 14 July 2015

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thank you for kindly allowing the House to respond to what became a supplementary business statement, but had it been advertised as such, many more Members would have been here wishing to take part. For guidance, would it be possible to have a further supplementary business statement tomorrow to allow other Members to put similar questions to the Leader of the House?

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you take this opportunity to remind the House that statements should be made to the House? I first heard this news on the BBC website. It is not appropriate that Members hear news affecting hundreds of their constituents in such a way. Constituents, whether for or against hunting with hounds, have taken a great deal of time to email their Members of Parliament, and to hear about it from BBC News was not appropriate.