Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 9th March 2022.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight 2:42 pm, 9th March 2022

Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am so grateful for that. My worry with the Backbench Business Committee is that it can take a month or two to get a debate, although one could perhaps persuade it of a greater need. An early-day motion—correct me if I am wrong, Madam Deputy Speaker; I have never used early-day motions simply because I think they are PR vehicles—does not result in a debate in the House. We need a debate in the House on these matters, in part because it is covered by privilege, and the importance of using that in the public interest.