HC Deb 13 December 1983 vol 50 c838
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton (Fife, Central)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You may recall that during a supplementary question to question No. 11, the hon. Member for Cambridgeshire, South-West (Sir A. Grant) suggested that it might be desirable to extend the privatisation of hospital cleaning services. It is well known that the hon. Gentleman has a direct private vested interest in these matters.

I understand that under the convention of the House hon. Members do not declare such interests during supplementary questions or, indeed, during Question Time, but, in view of likely continued abuse in this regard, will you consider urging hon. Members who ask supplementary questions to declare their private interests?

Sir Anthony Grant (Cambridgeshire, South-West)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. On the assumption that the hon. Member for Fife, Central (Mr. Hamilton) is referring to me, may I remind him that if he had been present to hear me speak in the House over some years he would have heard me declare my interest and say that it is declared in the Register of Members Interests.