Posts tagged ‘Point of Order’

Speaker attacks Ainsworth’s “rank discourtesy to the House”

The Speaker of the House of Commons has launched a blunt attack on the tactics of the government.


Continue Reading October 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

Cruise ship passengers with ‘vomiting bug’ concern independent MP

An independent MP has raised the plight of a number of his constituents who have fallen ill on a cruise ship.

Continue Reading July 9, 2009 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Speaker threatens to withrdaw consultation after his statement was leaked to BBC

The Speaker of the House of Commons has told MPs that neither he nor his staff leaked details of his statement to the House on proposals to elect his deputies.

Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Speaker’s statement “was leaked to the BBC” before MPs heard it

Since becoming Speaker last month, John Bercow has made it clear that he feels the government should tell MPs about a change of policy before the press.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Speaker tires of bickering London MPs Hands and Slaughter

The Speaker of the House of Commons has declined to become involved in a spat between two London MPs with neighbouring constituencies.

Continue Reading July 1, 2009 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

Ed Balls announces new “licence to teach” and report cards for schools

The Secretary of State for Children has announced new plans for schools in a statement to the Commons.

Continue Reading July 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm 1 comment

MPs cannot ‘personally criticse’ the Royal Family says Speaker

Members of Parliament should not express “personal criticism” of members of the Royal Family, the Speaker has said.

Continue Reading June 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

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