HC Deb 14 May 1984 vol 60 c22 3.42 pm
Mr. Dave Nellist (Coventry, South-East)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you and the House will be aware, late last week I tried to raise in the House the question of the arrest of a miner in Warwickshire who tried to go to see his cousin to pick up some leeks. Bearing in mind that you would certainly frown on any extension of Question Time, may I ask your advice as to whether today's debates on the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill will provide an opportunity to refer to the fact that in Warwickshire on Thursday a 20-month-old baby was detained for two and a half hours with his father without any opportunity for changing nappies or seeking any assistance? Will it be possible to challenge the relevant Minister about that kind of detention?

Mr. Speaker

It is not for me to advise the hon. Gentleman on parliamentary tactics, but I am sure that if he uses his ingenuity he may be able to raise the matter on some of the new clauses or amendments in the course of the rather long Report stage of that Bill.