Mr Alfred Bossom: On a point of Order. When one hon. Member, Mr. Speaker, accuses another of saying something unparliamentary, should he not name the hon. Member concerned? No one on this side heard the remark referred to.
Mr Hubert Beaumont: The hon. Member has now charged the right hon. Gentleman with telling an untruth. That is an unparliamentary expression and the hon. Gentleman must withdraw it.
Colonel Leonard Ropner: Am I not right when I say that, although an hon. Member may be out of Order in making insinuations at Question Time, there is nothing unparliamentary in the remarks which he has made?
Mr Douglas Clifton Brown: Frankly, I do not think that the hon. and gallant Gentleman is alleging any improper motive or making any unparliamentary remark. It seems to me to be one of the commonplaces of debate.
Mr James Milner: The expression is not in the very best of taste, but it also is not one the use of which has been decided to be unparliamentary.
Mr David Logan: With all due respect, and further to what you have just said to me, Major Milner, I am sorry if I have said anything unparliamentary, but, listening to the hon. Members, I find it is an insult to this side of the Committee when they use the term "Labour Party" in substitution for the word "people."
Mr James Milner: We will consider that question when we come to it, but so far I see nothing unparliamentary in what the right hon. Gentleman has already said.
Mr James Milner: I did not myself hear the expression. It is certainly unparliamentary and, if it was used, it should be withdrawn.
Mr Douglas Clifton Brown: It is most improper for hon. Members to boo like that. It is most unparliamentary, and I reprove hon. Members for doing it.
Mr Francis Bowles: I order the hon. Gentleman to withdraw that word "lie," which he knows is unparliamentary.
Mr Francis Bowles: The hon. Member must withdraw the word "cad" or "caddish." That is an unparliamentary expression which cannot be allowed. I ask him to withdraw.
Mr James Milner: The hon. Member should not have used that word "hypocrisy." It is unparliamentary to accuse another hon. Member of hypocrisy, and he must withdraw the word.
The Deputy-Chairman: That would be in Order, but it would not be in Order to refer to any hon. Member as being unpatriotic. I think that would be an unparliamentary word.
Sir Herbert Butcher: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it not laid down in Erskine May that the word "Judas" is unparliamentary, and has not the hon. Gentleman by implication applied the same expression to all hon. Members who cast their votes in a certain manner tonight?
Mr Douglas Clifton Brown: As far as that is concerned, it is all right, but I much regret that the hon. Member in losing his temper said "Rabble." It was a very unparliamentary word. However, he amended it next time by saying "the other side."
Mr Douglas Clifton Brown: I cannot say that there is anything unparliamentary about the use of that word in this connection. It may or may not apply; that is a matter for the Committee, who will be able to judge for themselves.
Mr Gordon Touche: If the hon. Member for Bolton, West (Mr. J. Lewis) called the right hon. Gentleman a "pig," it is an unparliamentary expression, and he must withdraw it.
Mr Frederick Bellenger: ...of order. Having sat in this House for many years you will remember, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that such remarks as that were common before the last war and that they came from the other side. Is it unparliamentary to use that expression?
Mr Frederic Harris: If that is an unparliamentary term, I certainly withdraw it. I meant to say that the hon. Member was inaccurate in his reference to this matter.
Mr William Morrison: "Cant" is an unparliamentary expression. The hon. Member ought to withdraw that.