Motion made, and Question put forthwith (
That this House:—
(1) approves the Fourth Report of the Committee on Standards, HC 855;
(2) endorses the recommendation in paragraph 112; and
(3) accordingly suspends Andrew Bridgen from the service of the House for a period of five sitting days, beginning on Tuesday
Question agreed to.
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Briefly, the motion has now been agreed that Andrew Bridgen should be suspended from the service of the House for five sitting days. As is referred to in the motion, the Standards Committee also required him to make an apology to the House. I understand, of course, that he has not been able to be here today, but I hope that that can happen as soon as possible after he comes back.