Committee on Standards

– in the House of Commons at 10:04 pm on 9 January 2023.

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Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 149(14)),

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 10 January 2023.—(Penny Mordaunt.)

Question agreed to.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards

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.

Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I thank the hon. Member for his point of order, which is on the record. I assume that that is exactly what will happen.