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Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (5 Jun 2014)

Lord Lea of Crondall: ...Pleasure Beach attraction to which the noble Lord, Lord McNally, earlier referred with such nostalgia. We cannot have sudden switches on and off for road expenditure—I was going to say something unparliamentary—with not much in other periods. What are the policy consequences? Someone who sits in this House but is not with us today said something about getting on your bike. Getting on...

Bills Presented — House of Lords Reform Bill: New Clause 1 — Personation (27 Jun 2012)

John Hemming: ...votes reaching the electoral office. There was a semi-riot involving 200 people, because obviously when this sort of thing goes on the tension goes beyond what we would normally have in rows about unparliamentary language and people start fighting in the street instead. Those are the sorts of issues that arise.

Hon. Member for Glanford and Scunthorpe (20 Feb 1987)

Alan Williams: ...the House can take to protect the Chair against such verbal thuggery from petulant junior Members of the House who apparently resent the fact that the other day they had to be reprimanded for unparliamentary conduct.

Government Regulation (4 Jul 2005)

John Redwood: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for a powerful intervention. However, if I were to assert that there were nits in the House, it might be deemed unparliamentary language, so I shall not go any further down that route. Nine different forms have to be filled in before a teacher can take children on a school trip, and if a swimming pool visit is involved, another two are added. I shall not read...

Colin Wallace (Manslaughter Conviction) (27 Jun 1989)

Ken Livingstone: ...involved? If the answer to that question is no, then did she not once ever suspect that the man who ran her private office and stood like a praetorian guard at her door was involved in some very unparliamentary activities?

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (30 Sep 2021)

Brian Whittle: ...suggested that we need to consider our behaviour and language. Suggesting that anyone is using the deaths of others or that we are putting lives at risk for questioning the Scottish Government is unparliamentary and goes too far. I seek your opinion on whether parliamentary protocol has been breached.

Clause 1: Amendment of Section 1 of Principal Act (29 Feb 1980)

Dr Oonagh McDonald: ...he tell them that the speeches that he made in Committee should not be taken too seriously? I do not wish to impute that the hon. Gentleman is being insincere in any way. That would be wrong and unparliamentary. But how do his views square up with his putting his name to the amendment? What will he write to those doctors and nurses who have written to him? Will he say that he will do...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Oaths and Declarations) (17 Apr 1973)

Mr Frank McManus: ...round shaking their heads and saying what a dreadful thing it was that they should be kept here at this hour. In fact, I heard some of them use words that would be described by Mr. Speaker as unparliamentary. I am deeply saddened that they should lose any sleep, but it is a small measure of the sort of thing that the army they have sent to Northern Ireland is doing to thousands of people...

Egypt and Israel (1 Nov 1956)

Brigadier Sir John Smyth: ...pleasant memories, and I often remember what the British soldier thought of Egypt and the Egyptians. But even in a debate which has been as heated as this one has on certain occasions, it would be unparliamentary of me to repeat what they said. I am certain, however, that all British troops will be glad to have had the assurance of the Prime Minister that the action which they are being...

Northern Ireland (Remission of Sentences) Bill (30 Oct 1995)

John Taylor: .... Notice of that was given well in advance. Perhaps the Whips Office decided to seize the opportunity and rush the measure through today, allowing it to complete all its stages. That is a most unparliamentary procedure, unless there is a strong reason for exercising such haste. I shall be interested to hear from the Minister what the reason is. The hon. Member for Clydebank and Milngavie...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Housing Waiting Lists (11 Feb 2009)

Sarah Teather: Something like that—I am not sure whether I would dare to use such a term, as it might be deemed unparliamentary, but I agree entirely with the sentiment. The Minister said that the Conservative motion entirely lacked policy proposals. The only one that I could find in it was to cut red tape, which seems to be the Conservatives' sticking-plaster option for all their policy gaps at the...

Points of Order: Common European Asylum System (29 Nov 2007)

Michael Connarty: ...they return. Is that not what we are about, as a civilised nation? Is that not what we have been about for many years? I am reading a book the first word of whose title I cannot use because it is unparliamentary, but the second word is "foreigners" and the first begins with B. It is an excellent study of immigration, and of people seeking asylum who add to our community. For hundreds of...

Families (Scotland) (21 Mar 2001)

Des Browne: ...through the help given by the new deal that it has all been a waste of time, as they have consistently said. I suspect that the response from those young people would be termed in what we may call unparliamentary language.

Scottish Parliament: Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill (28 Feb 2008)

David Whitton: ...at the University of Dundee with the First Minister. What will he say in Dundee now? As someone who comes from that city, I have a fair idea of what they might say to him, but I would be accused of unparliamentary language if I repeated it. Labour introduced the education maintenance allowance to provide financial support to pupils from low-income families to enable them to stay on at...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Edward Garnier: ...but I can assure the hon. Member for Hammersmith that 64 pieces of legislation passed between 1997 and 2010 affected the way the criminal justice system worked. It is completely—I will not use an unparliamentary expression—confusing to have to sit there and try to work out which piece of legislation deals with which type of offence and whether that legislation is in force, not yet in...

Welsh Assembly Legislation (Attorney-General) (15 Oct 2013)

Nia Griffith: ...Assembly Government have had everything ready and have been prepared to act, to raise the objection, in an almost obstructive manner. I hesitate to use that word because it might be considered unparliamentary to accuse him of such action, but it really does look as though he acts just when the Welsh Government have an excellent idea. My hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Huw...

Social and Economic Policy (10 Jul 1995)

Ken Purchase: ...as 11 are known to ply their trade in my town. The House condemns sex tourism, but we have it on our doorstep courtesy of a Conservative Government. I could describe the Government—if it is not unparliamentary, Mr. Deputy Speaker—as a state pimp because of the policies that they have introduced and the way in which they have allowed society to rot from the roots up. I do not believe...

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (8 Mar 2005)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: ...on Human Rights, to which they made this country sign up and in which I have no faith at all. In fact, if I were to say what I thought of it, I should probably find myself using thoroughly unparliamentary language. I want to be sure that these suspects, whether innocent or guilty—they have not been tried in a court of law and therefore cannot be said with any certainty to be guilty—are...

Question of Privilege (16 Nov 1976)

Mr Arthur Latham: ...the equivalent of a totalitarian East European state. I want to draw attention to four brief extracts from "Erskine May" which deal with this matter. At page 429, the current edition deals with unparliamentary expressions, saying: These may be classified as follows —and the first one listed is: The imputation of false or unavowed motives. I submit that this document comes clearly within...

Orders of the Day — Scotland and Wales Bill (10 Feb 1977)

Mr Willie Hamilton: ...to him—said "There have been no negotiations. I have simply gone to the Leader of the Liberal Party and discussed these five points with him, and have told him what to do with them". It would be unparliamentary if I were to explain in full what that proposition was, but it was simply that the five points were rejected. Therefore, we were not to get the Liberal vote. We had read in the...


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