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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (20 Jan 2009)

William Hay: Order. As I said earlier, several points of order were raised yesterday and today, and I am extremely happy to come back to them. However, let me be absolutely clear about the issue of unparliamentary language: when a Member accuses another Member or a Minister of misleading the House, that is clearly unparliamentary language, and it must be dealt with.

Oral Answers to Questions — British-Czechoslovak League (24 May 1950)

Mr Samuel Silverman: Yes, Sir. On a point or order. Do I understand that you ruled just now that the use of the word "idiotic" was unparliamentary? If that is so, is it not the custom of this House that, when a word has been used that you have ruled to be unparliamentary, it should be immediately withdrawn as well as apologised for?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill: Establishment of Residuary Bodies (8 Jul 1985)

Jack Straw: Further to the point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I seek your guidance. There are rules concerning the use of unparliamentary language. Hon. Members heard the hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Sir G. Finsberg) claim that another hon. Member was prostituting an office that he holds. I submit that that is unparliamentary language and that the hon. Gentleman should be required to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Exclusion of Sinn Féin (4 Jul 2000)

Lord John Alderdice: ...draw to the Member’s attention a matter of parliamentary discourse. When he speaks in general terms of contempt, that comes close to the wire. If he refers to contempt for another Member, that is unparliamentary. There can be no doubt about that. So this is not a question of parliamentary privilege, but of unparliamentary language. I draw the Member’s attention to that.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Resignation of the First Minister (2 Jul 2001)

Lord John Alderdice: ...which have a legal basis in terms of convictions under due process, and refer to a number of members of a group of which no particular Member is pointed out, it is extremely difficult to rule them unparliamentary. I cannot see any way that one could rule that unparliamentary. It may be that such matters do not refer to all the Members of the group — and that may be the case for the...

Orders of the Day — Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Bill (22 Jan 1996)

Miss Betty Boothroyd: ...(Mr. Hattersley) asked the Secretary of State whether she would apologise. It is up to her whether she apologises or not. I do not force Members of this House to apologise unless they have used unparliamentary language. No unparliamentary language has been used.

Points of Order (21 Nov 1991)

Mr Robin Maxwell-Hyslop: The list has grown up, Mr. Speaker, by your predecessors ruling each time a new expression is used which, in the opinion of Mr. Speaker, is unparliamentary. It is important that you should remind the House that that list does not and cannot constrain Mr. Speaker not to rule that expressions which are grossly offensive are not unparliamentary purely because they have not appeared on the list...

Orders of the Day — Industrial Relations Bill (19 Jan 1971)

Mr Arthur Lewis: On a point of order. On two occasions the hon. Member has accused my hon. Friend of using unparliamentary language. With respect, Mr. Gurden, that cannot be true, because if it was true you would have stopped my hon. Friend. So would you please explain to the hon. Member that it is a reflection on the Chair to suggest, as he has, that you allowed my hon. Friend to use any unparliamentary language?

Orders of the Day — Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (9 Dec 1975)

Mr William Small: ...Speaker. I have had an opportunity of consulting "Erskine May". This evening the word "Fascist" has been trotted out in the Chamber. According to "Erskine May", an hon. Member is not allowed to use unparliamentary terms by the device of putting them into somebody else's mouth, as was done by the hon. Member for Chingford (Mr. Tebbit). Therefore, the quotation of that word from The Times...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Members: Code of Conduct (1 Mar 1999)

Lord John Alderdice: I have already made it clear that when Members speak in general terms they have a degree of cover in that their words cannot be taken as being unparliamentary. The more particular they are, the more they come to the edge. This may be frustrating for the Member, and I understand that. However, if Members are precise and particular, they are more likely to fall foul of privilege and be accused...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality (Hong Kong) Bill (19 Apr 1990)

Mr Roy Hattersley: Of course, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Had I used a phrase that was unparliamentary, I should, as always, withdraw it without a moment's hesitation. However, the idea that the phrase "racist credentials", which I debase by saying that it is used in every debate on race that we have in this place, is in any way unparliamentary is, to put it simply, stretching it a bit. I want to ask the Home...

Points of Order (15 Mar 2000)

Angela Smith: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. During Prime Minister's Question Time, you and other right hon. and hon. Members heard someone heckling my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in unparliamentary language and you seemed concerned when no hon. Member admitted using that unparliamentary language. Have you taken the matter further, and do you intend to ask the Leader of the Opposition to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Peter Robinson: On a point of order, Madam Acting Initial Presiding Officer. May I point out that this is not a matter of choice for the Member for South Belfast. He has used unparliamentary language, and if it is allowed to remain on the record, similar language will be used by other Members in the future, a precedent’s having been set. Clearly it was unparliamentary, and the Member should be asked to...

Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine (18 Mar 2014)

John Bercow: ...it from me to say whether anybody has reneged or not, although I note in passing that to renege, whether disagreeable, not least in this case to the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), is not unparliamentary—nothing unparliamentary has happened. He is a considerable expert in parliamentary procedure and has just written a two-volume tome on the history of Parliament. He may well be...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Fuel Costs (7 Feb 2011)

Michael Gove: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am grateful to you for your ruling earlier this afternoon that the phrase "rank hypocrisy" is unparliamentary language. I should therefore like to withdraw the phrase, which I used earlier today, and apologise to the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham), who may have felt that it was directed at him. Under no circumstances would I wish to accuse him...

Business of the House (31 Jan 1974)

Sir Charles Taylor: Has my right hon. Friend seen the all-party motion on the Order Paper about the unparliamentary behaviour of the hon. Member for Antrim, North (Rev. Ian Paisley)? In view of the hon. Member's scandalous question earlier, will the Leader of the House give us an opportunity to show our displeasure about this hon. Member and his antics? [That this House deplores the unparliamentary behaviour of...

Abortion (Amendment) Bill (13 May 1988)

Mr Max Madden: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. If it is unparliamentary and out of order for an hon. Member to accuse another hon. Member of being a liar or a hypocrite, surely it is unparliamentary and out of order for an hon. Member to accuse another hon. Member of being in support of the murdering of babies. That charge was made earlier today by the hon. Member for Rochdale (Mr. Smith), who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: International Monetary Fund (Quotas Review) (29 Jun 1978)

Mr George Thomas: ...", like the word "mendacity"—[HON. MEMBERS: "Lie"]—We shall come to the word "lie". Everyone knows about that. The words "deceit" or "mendacity" applied to any right hon. or hon. Member are unparliamentary expressions. The word "lie" is most certainly an unparliamentary expression. Did the right hon. Gentleman use the word "lie"?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Unparliamentary Language (3 Jul 2001)

Lord John Alderdice: ...language used by the then First Minister during a personal statement by the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Campbell, the previous day. Dr Paisley asked for a ruling on whether the remark was unparliamentary. I have examined Hansard and consulted with officials on the practice in other places. I believe that there was some ambiguity and that the then First Minister attempted at the...

Committee of Privileges Report: Cases of Mr. Allig han and Mr. Walkden (30 Oct 1947)

Mr Cecil Poole: ...the Member for Oxford. (Mr. Hogg). I was not referring to him when I spoke of opportunism. I said that generally in the Debate so far, I had seen evidence of vindictiveness. It is not an unparliamentary charge to charge hon. Members with being vindictive, and there is nothing unparliamentary about it. [Interruption.] Perhaps the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. S. Silverman) will...


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