Results 41–60 of 1000 for unparliamentary

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (29 Jun 2009)

Patsy McGlone: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Unfortunately, I was not in the Chamber when the present Minister of the Environment made some remarks about me that I consider to be unparliamentary. I deeply resent those remarks and the fact that they were made in the manner that they were in this House. I ask that any remarks of an unparliamentary nature and when language has been used that...

Business of the House (17 May 1984)

Mr Tam Dalyell: ...the latest biography of his leader by Bruce Arnold? What action do the Government intend to take, perhaps in a statement next week, about the comment on page 72 that "Margaret Thatcher told" an unparliamentary word? As Hamish Hamilton Ltd. has expert libel lawyers and is a reputable London publishing house, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman to agree that we should have a statement making...

Points of Order (14 Apr 1994)

Nick Brown: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. During Prime Minister's Question Time, the Prime Minister referred to my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Mrs. Beckett) in a way which you felt was unparliamentary. At your request, the right hon. Gentleman rephrased his earlier point. However, I think that the record will show that the Prime Minister did not withdraw his unparliamentary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Derbyshire (23 May 1974)

Mr Neil Kinnock: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the recent exchange the Leader of the Opposition accused my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister of using unparliamentary language, as will appear in the record tomorrow. I believe that it is in your discretion to decide what is and what is not unparliamentary language. Can it be that the Leader of the Opposition, like the right hon. Member for Yeovil...

Business of the House (4 Mar 2010)

Harriet Harman: ...of Select Committees, the election of members of Select Committees and a new House Committee to decide Back-Bench and non-Government business, we will have done a good days' work. Talking about unparliamentary language, I could hear somebody behind me-I think that it might have been my Parliamentary Private Secretary-saying "He's Chopeless." I wonder whether that is unparliamentary.

Business of the House (2 Mar 1972)

Mr Selwyn Lloyd: So far as I am concerned, the hon. Gentleman must either withdraw the unparliamentary expression or withdraw from the House. I call upon the hon. Gentleman to withdraw the unparliamentary expression; if he does not, I must ask him to withdraw from the House. I must warn the hon. Gentleman that if he will not obey my instruction to withdraw from the House then I shall have no recourse other...

Points of Order (3 Feb 2011)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. "Erskine May", at page 412, says: "The Speaker has deprecated as 'unparliamentary' the practice of voting in both lobbies as a demonstration of a 'third' position." Last night, in Division 189 on the Government's amendment to the Opposition's motion, 17 Liberal Democrats abstained or did not vote and a further six voted both for and against-and four of...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill (22 Feb 1993)

Mr Nigel Spearing: Does the hon. Gentleman think it not only suspicious but undesirable, and to some extent unparliamentary, for the Attorney-General not to seek to follow the speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton (Mr. Robertson), and tell us directly what that advice was and whether it was parallel with the advice that he gave the Prime Minister? His failure to do so and the difficulties in which...

Unparliamentary Expressions (6 Jun 1984)

Mr Peter Shore: ...Yesterday, hon. Members, especially Labour Members, were greatly and genuinely disturbed by the apparent, though now amended, statement from the Chair that the use of the word Fascist was initially unparliamentary. We were concerned because, in the whole of the 40 years since we found ourselves at war with the Fascist states, during which time unparliamentary words were listed in "Erskine...

Points of Order (25 Oct 2007)

Andrew MacKay: misleading people". You will further see that, in response to a point of order of mine, the Speaker said: "I have consulted the record and I am satisfied that the Prime Minister has said nothing unparliamentary."—[ Official Report, 24 October 2007; Vol. 465, c. 291.] Previously, we perhaps all wrongly assumed that misleading was unparliamentary and out of order. May we now assume...

Tributes to Baroness Thatcher (10 Apr 2013)

John Bercow: ...benefit both of the hon. Gentleman and of the House. All hon. and right hon. Members take responsibility for what they say in this place. The responsibility of the Chair is to ensure that nothing unparliamentary occurs. Let me assure the hon. Gentleman, for the avoidance of doubt, that nothing unparliamentary has occurred. We are debating a motion that says that this House has considered...

Hydro-Electric Development, Scotland (Departmental Committee) (7 Mar 1961)

Mr Patrick Gordon Walker: ...that it contained a tang of an imputation. It was this latter point which my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition took up—that it would be, in our view, extending the range of what was unparliamentary. It was that that we were asking you to consider—not whether it was appropriate to the proceedings before us, but whether or not it was unparliamentary in the way that you implied.

Unparliamentary Conduct (1 Feb 1972)

Mr Selwyn Lloyd: ...Chair can appropriately be deaf or indeed blind. In my view I went to the absolute limits of tolerance yesterday, perhaps beyond them. What I now want to make clear is that if an hon. Member uses unparliamentary language or acts in an unparliamentary manner and when ordered to refuses to withdraw or desist, I will not hesitate to act in accordance with the Standing Orders. The reputation...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (10 Dec 2007)

William Hay: ..., Mr Raymond McCartney made a point of order alleging that the word “lapdog” had been called out when a colleague had risen to ask a question. Mr McCartney asked me to rule on whether that was unparliamentary language. I did not hear the remark. However, if it was made, I do not consider that it was unparliamentary, in the context of Standing Orders. As I have said on a number of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Street Lights (10 Feb 2020)

Christopher Stalford: I thank the Member for raising the point of order. Good conduct and order in the Chamber is covered by Standing Order No 65, and it refers to the use of unparliamentary language. 'Rules of Behaviour and Courtesies in the House' also talks about the standards of debate: "The Assembly does not observe the concept of some expressions being deemed 'unparliamentary'. Instead, the Chair requires...

Points of Order (7 Feb 2011)

John Bercow: ...However, as the House would expect, I have had the record checked, and the words about which the hon. Gentleman complains appear in the draft Official Report at the end of the answer. It is indeed unparliamentary for any Member of the House to suggest that another Member is a hypocrite or has said something hypocritical. The term "rank hypocrisy", when directed at what another Member has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Unparliamentary Language and Personal Statements (18 Dec 2000)

Lord John Alderdice: ...if I outline these principles in two particular areas. If an unsubstantiated allegation of criminal behaviour is made in the course of other comments and about another Member, I shall regard it as unparliamentary language and treat it as such. If an unsubstantiated implication of criminal or similarly disreputable behaviour is made of another Member in the course of other comments, I shall...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Affairs (14 Dec 1999)

Lord John Alderdice: ...1999, Mr Peter Robinson asked whether it was appropriate to refer to another Member as a murderer where it was believed that a Member had been responsible for murder. He questioned whether this was unparliamentary language. He is correct. Where a reference is clearly made in respect of either an individual Member or a group of Members, this would be unparliamentary language, except in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of First Minister (Designate) and Deputy: Determination of Ministerial Offices (15 Feb 1999)

Lord John Alderdice: discourteous and unflattering, and manifestly so, and I said so at the time. However, it remained within what is parliamentary. If an inaccurate description is being used, that does not make it unparliamentary. Even if the Member regarded it as unflattering and discourteous to be referred to in that way, that would not make it unparliamentary. However, if the Member is saying that there...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance) (27 Mar 1990)

Mr Peter Thurnham: establish whether there is some ground for an investigation by the Accounting Officer into whether any of the official money being paid to the official Opposition party is in any way leading to unparliamentary activity. If there is any doubt, either the Leader of the Opposition must withdraw the Whip from the 29 Members or the Short money should be suspended. Why should taxpayers pay...

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