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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:38 am on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 10:38 am, 3rd October 2019

May I wish you a speedy recovery, Mr Speaker? On next week’s business, the Speaker is clearly suffering from a problem with his voice and he puts in enormous hours in the Chair, staying there for quite extreme times and having to shout at times to keep the House in order. Would it be appropriate, or would the Leader of the House recommend—I do not know the propriety of this—that the Speaker is asked not to chair those sorts of debates, particularly on the European Union, in order to protect his health?