Former MP, Warley East
On a point of order, Madam Speaker.
Sadly, yes. The House will miss me. May I make as my last contribution, Madam Speaker, after 31 years of the most distinguished service, a valuable contribution to the proceedings of this august Chamber? When I first came here—
Shut up, you silly little boy. When I first came here 31 years ago, the custom was never ever to thank the Speaker for catching someone's eye. Can I implore you in the next Parliament—I do trust and pray that you will be where you are now—to instruct Members not to go through that rather placatory practice of thanking you for simply doing your duty? This is a new development and...
Former MP for Warley East
Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election
Also represented Smethwick
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