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Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman, the last contributor to our debate, for saying so explicitly to the House what he really thinks. Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.) Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: That has been done with seamless efficiency. Those of us in the know will recognise the desirability of preventing an unnecessary interruption of the speech to be made in a moment by the person who has the Adjournment, for which respite I feel sure he will be extremely grateful.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: The opening speeches—although they were, of course, of undiluted magnificence—have taken a little longer than I might reasonably have expected, and therefore it might become necessary before long to impose a formal time limit. There are, I ask the House to accept, good reasons why I do not wish to impose a formal time limit at this point, but I would ask for a degree of...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. May I say two things? First, if Members leaving the Chamber did so quickly and quietly, it would be greatly appreciated. [Interruption.] Order. I do not require any assistance from the hon. Gentleman—I do know a thing or two about this place. Secondly, it is a very considerable discourtesy for a Member to walk out of the Chamber by walking straight past the Member who has the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. I apologise to the hon. Gentleman for having to interrupt him, but Members should not chunter from a sedentary position, which is unparliamentary. [Interruption.] Order. Mr Jayawardena, calm yourself and try to restore your equilibrium. If you are calmer, it will be of benefit to you, probably to Hampshire and certainly to the House. There is quite a lot of eccentric gesticulation with...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: I call the Father of the House, Mr Kenneth Clarke.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. We are going to hear from the hon. Gentleman—[Interruption.] No, I am bottling him up. We are going to hear from him in a moment, but we normally have a response to an intervention before we hear another intervention. I call the Prime Minister.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: In procedural terms, I am afraid it did. It has now received a response.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Let me say two things in response to the, I am sure, sincere point of order from the right hon. Gentleman. First, the use of the word in question is not unparliamentary; it is a matter of taste as to its desirability or otherwise. Secondly, I know how robust a character the right hon. Gentleman is, and I would simply say that the word in question refers to a species that survived for many,...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. I will not have the Prime Minister, or the Leader of the Opposition, or any Member of this House shouted down—[Interruption.] Order. Mr Campbell, I’m sure you mean well—[Interruption.] Order. You are wittering away from a sedentary position to no obvious benefit or purpose. I am sure you mean well, but I do not require your assistance at this time.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: It is manifestly clear that, at the moment, the Leader of the Opposition is not giving way.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: I hope it is a point of order. I am not going prejudge it. Let’s hear the attempted point of order.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: All I will say to the right hon. Lady is this: I am much touched by her faith in my abilities or her assessment of the extent of my powers. Disappointment may be very regrettable, but it is not a matter for the Chair.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: No. Some people may think that the hon. Gentleman is fastidious and others may conclude that he is pedantic. You pay your money and you take your choice, but there is no disorder here, although if people persist in raising what they know not to be points of order, that would itself be disorderly, and I know that the hon. Gentleman of all people would not want to stray into such misdemeanour.

Speaker’S Statement (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Colleagues, let us begin by standing for a minute of silence as we remember the terrible events that have occurred in Manchester, and at London Bridge, Grenfell Tower and Finsbury Park. The House observed a minute’s silence.

Speaker’S Statement (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: The House has directed the Speaker to make a statement at the beginning of each Session about the duties and responsibilities of Members of this House. I begin by reminding Members of our duty to observe the code of conduct agreed by the House, and to behave with civility and fairness in all their dealings. In our proceedings, every Member should be heard courteously, whatever their views....

Outlawries Bill: Queen’s Speech (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: I have to acquaint the House, that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a most gracious speech from the Throne to both Houses of Parliament, of which I have, for greater accuracy, obtained a copy. I shall direct that the terms of the speech be printed in the Votes and Proceedings. Copies are available in the Vote Office....

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Before I call the mover and seconder, I want to announce the proposed pattern of debate during the remaining days on the Loyal Address: Thursday 22 June—housing and social security; Monday 26 June—Brexit and foreign affairs; Tuesday 27 June—education and local services; Wednesday 28 June—health, social care and security; Thursday 29 June—economy and jobs.

Members Sworn (15 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. The sitting is suspended until 2 pm. We will resume then and sit no later than 3 pm, and five minutes before the intended resumption at 2 pm the bells will ring. Sitting suspended. On resuming— The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Roger Duncan Godsiff, for Birmingham, Hall Green Daniel Zeichner, Cambridge...

Members Sworn (15 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: I remind the House that I expect to be in the Chair today until about 11.30 am, to return at 12 noon until 1.30 pm, and then, if required, to be here from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. If required, we will sit for swearing in at 2 pm on the day of the Queen’s Speech. Will Members wishing to take their seats please come to the Table? The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and...


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