Point of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:20 pm on 18th November 2015.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 1:20 pm, 18th November 2015

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 14 March this year, the Communities and Local Government Committee produced a report on litter and fly-tipping. The convention is that Government Departments will respond to such reports within eight weeks. Sometimes there is a reason for a delay, and obviously the general election intervened, but it is now eight months since the report was produced. Despite repeated requests at ministerial and official level on a regular basis, we are still no nearer to getting a response. That shows disrespect not merely to the Select Committee but to the House has a whole. Will you use your good offices to ensure that the report is responded to in a proper manner?