Ceremonial Clothing

Privy Council written question – answered at on 13 May 2003.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North

To ask the President of the Council if he will propose to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons that ceremonial clothing worn by officers should be dispensed with.

Photo of John Reid John Reid Lord Privy Seal, Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, Party Chair, Labour Party

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave at Business Questions on 8 May 2003, Hansard, column 841. I will pass to the Modernisation Committee the suggestion that it consider the question of ceremonial dress by officers of the House.

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