HC Deb 02 March 1972 vol 832 c770
Mr. Douglas-Mann

May I seek your guidance, Mr. Speaker, as to whether there is any constitutional way in which the House can discuss the matter of my 14-year-old constituent, Timothy Davey, who has been sentenced to six and a quarter years' imprisonment in Turkey? In view of the irresponsible Press comment made, which suggests that in Britain we are not accepting the right of the Turkish courts to deal with matters in accordance with Turkish law, it is desirable to make it clear that we merely hope for clemency and are not criticising the Turkish courts—

Mr. Speaker

Order. That really is an abuse. The hon. Member has all the appropriate methods of raising this matter, by Question, by seeking an Adjournment debate, and in other ways, which I am ready to discuss with him; but he cannot do it in that way as a point of order.