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Parliamentary Language (17 Oct 2012)

Tom Brake: ...not parliamentary is easy. Much depends on the context in which they are used. As the hon. Gentleman may know, pre-1983 editions of “Erskine May” contained lists of terms that had been ruled unparliamentary. The disadvantage, of course, is that unparliamentary use is often more to do with context or the tone with which something is said. Simply having a list is no guarantee against...

Empire Settlement [Money]. (19 Jan 1937)

Mr Maurice Petherick: ...by calling him a Little Englander, because be comes from Wales, but if I used the adjective which would be suitable because he comes from Wales I should use an expression which was so grossly unparliamentary that I should be called to order. He stated that when he went to Canada he found a number of his earlier associates walking the streets with nothing to do. Are there not,...

Orders of the Day — Sea Fish Industry Bill: Major a. F. Blundell (10 Mar 1970)

Mr Ivor Richard: ...inconvenient for him. I accept that. However, I point out that his allegation that that is attributable to the actions of my right hon. Friend is not only a travesty of the facts but would require unparliamentary language for me to describe it more accurately.

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Ford UK (Duty of Care to Visteon Pensioners) (4 Dec 2012)

Mike Freer: My hon. Friend is tempting me into unparliamentary language. I will resist the temptation, but I of course do share the sentiment behind his intervention. I think that the chief executive summed the position up in one or two sentences. I cannot believe that Ford Motor Company and the management of Visteon did not know exactly what they were doing. It was simply a dumping-of-liabilities...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

Iain Gray: ...to criticise it. Perhaps, indeed, he should demonstrate that he intends to listen. I am from Edinburgh, where we have, or used to have, a saying that starts “All fur coat”. It then turns quite unparliamentary. However, it warns against focusing on appearance while neglecting the fundamentals. That is why Willie Rennie was right yesterday when he criticised the First Minister’s...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 88 - Application of civil law to renewable energy installations etc. (8 Jun 2004)

Anne McIntosh: ...and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have reached? When were they consulted on the clause and other relevant parts of the Bill? The Transport Committee was critical, although one hesitates to use unparliamentary language and say ''damning''. Conclusion 4 of its report states that it is obvious that just as the Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency were not...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Illegal Strikes and Lock-outs.) (21 Jun 1927)

Sir Douglas Hogg: ...the policeman objected to abusive language which was being addressed to a pit prop, I think, and thereupon found the abusive language addressed to himself, and thereupon arrested the user of that unparliamentary vocabulary, with the result that the man's mates came out on strike. The right hon. Gentleman asked me how I should deal with that. I should have said "Let us get rid of the...

BBC: Diversity (14 Apr 2016)

Rupa Huq: ...years, from 1958 to 1978. It had white actors and singers blacked up to imitate American minstrels of the 19th century. At best, that can be described as bad taste, and there are many other words—unparliamentary language—that we could use to describe the programme. Even in the ’70s when I was tuning in, the accusation could have been made that the BBC was not representative of the...

Orders of the Day — Public Order Bill: Power to Direct Trespassers to Leave Land (4 Nov 1986)

Mr Richard Livsey: ...on Hay bluff, for example, in my constituency over at least 10 years. A number of people who resided on Hay bluff brought with them dogs that killed sheep. They used abusive language—indeed, unparliamentary language—and threatened to burn down hay barns if farmers did not accede to their demands. Such a demand was made to a farmer when these people were cutting his fences. I remind the...

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...for the warm words from the hon. Member for Middlesbrough. Apart from that, we have just heard about 45 minutes of complete nonsense from the Opposition. I suspect that you would say it would be unparliamentary of me to call them hypocritical, Madam Deputy Speaker, so I will not do so, but I have no doubt that others in the know will be astonished by the gall with which they simply forget...

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.: Housing (26 Jan 1994)

Peter Atkinson: ...by the great gerrymander Herbert Morrison. At the time, they were well built, and, as he put it, he built them to build the Tories out. He did not say Tories; he used another word which would be unparliamentary.

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill (24 Nov 2016)

Gordon Marsden: I understand the hon. Gentleman’s point, and I assume that most of the time these things come about—if I am not using unparliamentary language—as a result of a cock-up, rather than a conspiracy. For the sake of Hansard, I stress that I am not saying that that was the case here. What I am saying is that it was not terribly helpful that the document turned up at only 5 o’clock last...

Unemployment (29 Oct 1980)

Mr Gordon Wilson: ..., which in its five years in power doubled unemployment in Scotland and doubled prices as well. We put the Labour Government out because they were a lousy Government—I hope that that is not an unparliamentary expression. The very fact that this Government have proved to be less satisfactory than their predecessors is no advertisement for the Wilson-Callaghan Administration. Labour...

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Mr Ian Lang: Yes it is, Madam Speaker, and if you rule that to be unparliamentary I shall withdraw the words "misled the House", but I shall leave in place the words "misled the country". I shall do so because for three years the hon. Gentleman went around the country accusing the Government of secretly arming Saddam Hussein and of attempting to gag the courts. Those two serious charges are completely...

Deaths of Homeless People: Business of the House (20 Dec 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: I would not dream of calling the hon. Gentleman a bit of a Grinch, because that might be unparliamentary language, Mr Speaker. First, I wish to join him in paying tribute, in memoriam, to those who suffered from that appalling, horrific incident in Lockerbie 30 years ago. Many will never get over it and our hearts go out to them at this time. The hon. Gentleman and I worked very hard on the...

Gypsy Encampments (Wiltshire) (18 Jun 2008)

Iain Wright: ...is an important point, because there is an element of inconsistency. I mentioned the letter written by the hon. Gentleman a month or so ago. I shall quote that letter—perhaps you will forgive the unparliamentary language, Mr. Chope—which states: "I have had informal discussions with Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government"— the hon. Gentleman...

Royal Assent: Topical debate — Knife Crime (5 Jun 2008)

Keith Vaz: ...not have the statistics for knife-related crime and alcohol, but I believe that they would be of a similar order. We have heard about pre-loading, whereby people get tanked up—if that is not an unparliamentary term—before they leave their homes. We have heard about happy hours, when people who buy a drink can get another one free. We have heard about discounted prices for drinks. We...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Clause 2 (7 Dec 2010)

Chris Leslie: ...critique of Ministers sometimes struggle to find the right language. I know that the description of arguments that may or may not be misleading, for example, can sometimes get us into the realms of unparliamentary language. I would never accuse the Minister of that, but there are some in the coalition, to whom he may have implicitly alluded when he said that the main Opposition party, as...

Public Bill Committee: Hunting Bill (8 Jan 2003)

Ian Cawsey: ...that many left: there is still a job to be done. A large number of Conservatives were present. That statement was followed by an extremely important statement about education and, if it is not unparliamentary to say so, the Conservative Members buggered off, and we were left—[Interruption.]

Orders of the Day — New Clause. — (Abolition of the 1939 standard for compensation on compulsory acquisition.) (12 May 1947)

Mr Lewis Silkin: ...be very difficult before the passing of the Bill, unless we were going to hold up transactions until we saw which way the Bill went. The right hon. Gentleman may "pull my leg," if I may use that unparliamentary expression, but if there is to be real consideration of this Bill, one must expect that some changes will be made, and one does not know what those changes will be. It would be...


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