HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 cc1240-1
Mr. Speaker

I will now give my ruling on the matter of privilege which was raised yesterday.

I have considered the complaint raised yesterday by the hon. Member for Manchester, Blackley (Mr. Rose) that a solicitor's letter which he had received constituted a breach of privilege. I have considered his submission carefully and read the Questions in Hansard to which he referred. I have come to the conclusion that the action with which he is threatened does not appear to relate to any proceedings in Parliament. I do not consider, therefore, that I should be justified in giving his complaint precedence over the Orders of the Day.