HC Deb 15 July 1980 vol 988 cc1251-2
Mr. Concannon

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I rise to seek your help and guidance as the custodian of the rules of the House. A number of hon. Members from North Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas are having great difficulty in trying to get a statement out of the Government about the incident that occurred in Ashfield on Sunday. That incident has caused great distress to many of our constituents and rumours about it are rife. Is there any way in which you, Mr. Speaker, can assist and indicate that a Minister from one of the Government Departments—whether it is the DHSS or the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food—will make a statement to the House?

Mr. Speaker

I am obliged to the right hon. Member for the way in which he has submitted his point of order. I take very seriously my responsibilities to guard the rights of the House as best I can. I recommend the right hon. Gentleman to resort to his old habits and go through the usual channels on this matter. They might be more useful to him than I am.

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