Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate

Part of Elections for Positions in the House – in the House of Commons am 4:28 pm ar 26 Mawrth 2015.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Llafur, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 4:28, 26 Mawrth 2015

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I echo the sentiments expressed by the retiring Member, Sir George Young.

Yesterday, while I was asking a question, you intervened, Mr Speaker, because a Conservative Member shouted, “SNP gain”. I could have said, “Well, that’s exactly what the Conservative Members want—more SNP Members down here”, but I did not respond because traditionally if a Member does not respond to a sedentary intervention, it does not get recorded. In fact, however, I find it was entered in Hansard in column 1429. I denied myself that political point, because I wanted to concentrate, as you know, on the serious question facing my constituents. Will you look at this matter again, Mr Speaker? It has been said that someone else referred to the incident three questions later and therefore it was entered into the record.