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Tributes to the Speaker

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight 1:31 pm, 31st October 2019

I thought I had missed the tributes to you, Mr Speaker, but I am delighted that I have not. By the way, it is a great pleasure to follow Dr Drew. I fear that I lack your constitution, Mr Speaker, because I have been dying for the loo, but I also wanted to get in, so I am holding it in for the moment. I actually came to the Chamber to follow your advice to persist, persist, persist. I am following up on a point I made earlier in the week, to get an answer from the Leader of the House—if he wants to give one—on whether the Government would allow a future debate on Huawei and the importance of 5G, but I am very happy to ignore that request if you feel that it would be inappropriate at this moment.