Mr Roy Wise: Am I not correct, Mr. Jennings, in saying that the word "obstructed" is unparliamentary and should be withdrawn?
Sir Harry Hylton-Foster: As far as I know, it is not unparliamentary to say that a Question has been "planted". As to what the right hon. Member for Grantham (Mr. Godber) said, I could hear not one single word. I do not know what happened. Mr. Shinwell.
Sir Harry Hylton-Foster: As far as I know, there is nothing unparliamentary about saying, accurately or inaccurately, that somebody has issued a statement or a pamphlet. The House will have heard the hon. Gentleman's denial and the right hon. Gentleman's assertion.
Mr Quintin Hogg: On a point of order. I had always understood that for one hon. Member or right hon. Member to use the word "lies" of another hon. Member or right hon. Member was unparliamentary. May I have your Ruling on this, Mr. Deputy Speaker?
Dr Horace King: May I deal, first, with the point of order raised by the right hon. Member for Streatham (Mr. Sandys). In the words which he heard across the Floor there was nothing unparliamentary except the use of the second person pronoun.
Sir Gerald Nabarro: I am sorry, Mr. Speaker, if that is unparliamentary, and I will withdraw it unhesitatingly. May I substitute moral indecision—moral in. decision.
Sir Eric Fletcher: I do not think that there has been any Ruling that the word is unparliamentary.
Sir Stephen McAdden: On a point of order. I distinctly heard an hon. Member opposite refer to my hon. Friend as a traitor. [An HON. MEMBER: "He is."] That has now been endorsed by hon. Members opposite. Surely it is an unparliamentary expression and ought to be withdrawn. [Interruption.]
Sir Stephen McAdden: I have no intention of giving way to the hon. Member, who keeps on interrupting and who now says that I am telling lies. I should think that that is completely unparliamentary language, but, if the hon. Member wants to indulge in it, that is for him.
Mr Graham Page: ...the right hon. Gentleman to withdraw his statement that I told the Committee untrue facts. When he knows that I was speaking from personal knowledge that must be an accusation of a lie, which is an unparliamentary accusation.
Sir Eric Fletcher: I think that perhaps the Foreign Secretary might want to rephrase the statement to avoid any suggestion of imputation against the right hon. Gentleman that would be unparliamentary.
Mr Frederic Harris: ...of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We on this side distinctly heard the right hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. C. Pannell) point across to my hon. Friend here and say the word "liar". Is this not an unparliamentary use of language?
Sir Gerald Nabarro: ..., there is no precedent in this House for the use of contemporary slang and an opprobrious term such as "hippies" to refer to my hon. Friends and myself. Would you rule that the term "hippies" is unparliamentary and should be withdrawn?
Mr Andrew Faulds: Further to that point of order, Sir. That biblical expression was, of course, not directed at you. In a moment of heat I am afraid I used a slightly unparliamentary expression. To you, Mr. Speaker, I apologise. To the other gentleman I do not.
Mr Tom Iremonger: On a point of order. Am I not right in thinking that the word "" is unparliamentary, and the hon. Member should be asked to withdraw it?
Sir Eric Fletcher: The word "quisling" is unparliamentary and should be withdrawn.
Mr Eric Lubbock: I will not bother to ask the hon. Gentleman to withdraw that accusation, although he knows that it is an unparliamentary expression to say that I have told a lie. It is the hon. Member who is telling lies—
Dr Horace King: Order. I never thought that the word "junior" was derogatory or unparliamentary.
Mr Henry Brewis: I think it is to be deprecated, but it is not unparliamentary.
Mr John Nott: I will not follow the hon. Gentleman by using an unparliamentary term of that nature.