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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 22nd November 2018.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 10:35 am, 22nd November 2018

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. We do not mention or identify officials in this place, and rightly so, but may I ask if it is not also utterly unacceptable that officials standing and leaving the official Box just now were smirking and shaking their heads at my right hon. Friend John Spellar as he was making his point of order? They have gone now, but is it not unacceptable for officials who are here to do a job to make comments in such a visual fashion against a senior Member of this House?