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Deputy Speakers

Volume 728: debated on Thursday 23 February 2023


That, further to the Order of 30 January, paragraphs (1) and (2) of the Order of 19 December 2022 relating to the appointment of Sir Roger Gale as Deputy Speaker and to the exercise of the functions of the Chairman of Ways and Means shall continue to have effect for the remainder of this session.—(Jacob Young.)

Mr Clarke-Smith, am I correct in thinking that the point of order you wish to make is in relation to a shooting incident in Northern Ireland recently?

In which case, let me say that I will take no points of order on that matter, and, owing to the sensitivities of the nature of that case and the ongoing police investigation, I certainly will not make a ruling on that issue from the Chair, other than to say that I am sure that the thoughts of all of us in this House are with John Caldwell and his family, and that our grateful thanks go to those who assisted him with first aid at the scene of the incident.