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Point of Order

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Once again, the Prime Minister visited my constituency last week—to deliver a speech on crime at Chelsea football club. As has been the case for every visit that he has made to Hammersmith and Fulham in the past four years, he failed to inform me as the constituency Member of Parliament. As ever, his tactic is for one of his junior Ministers to send out a fax saying that the junior Minister will come, but not mentioning the Prime Minister’s presence. The rules are clear. How can we enforce the conventions and courtesies of the House—

Order. The hon. Gentleman is trying to debate the matter. He has made his point—let me look into the problem. The purpose of points of order is not debate. Let me look at the matter; that would be best.