HC Deb 11 April 1983 vol 40 c552 3.35 pm
Mr. Dafydd Wigley (Caernarvon)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I regret, Mr. Speaker, that I have not had an opportunity to give you notification of this point of order. I shall be grateful for your ruling and guidance on the notification that has been given by Conservative Central Office to the press lobby but not the House concerning the date of the Cardiff, North-West by-election. The lobby has been notified that there will be an announcement on 10 May, but nothing has been said to the House.

The constituency of Cardiff, North-West has been kept disfranchised despite the four main parties having selected candidates. Is it in order for any hon. Member to move the writ for the by-election?

Mr. Speaker

It is not for me to comment on how either side of the House deals with the press. I shall deal with the application for a writ when it reaches me, but it has not come yet.

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