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House Of Lords (Exclusion Of Hereditary Peers) Bill

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I have been informed that, although the hon. Member for Spelthorne (Mr. Wilshire) destroyed the last chance of the High Hedges (No. 2) Bill becoming law, he will not be identified in Hansard. Is that correct? If so, is it in keeping with transparency and openness in the House?

I am guided entirely by the rules of order of the House. I cannot alter those instantly. Hansard will show what it has traditionally shown.

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Will you confirm that a Minister blocked Bills 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32 and 33?

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it possible for Hansard to record that the hon. Member for West Derbyshire (Mr. McLoughlin), who shuttled between his Front-Bench and Back-Bench responsibilities, objected to the Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill, which is important in setting proper penalties for health and safety offences? Will it also show that he objected to the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill, which I promoted, and would have made important reforms to admission procedures to the civil service, especially for those from ethnic minorities?

The hon. Gentleman must not stray into discussing Bills that we have covered. Any hon. Member has the right to object.