HC Deb 01 February 1985 vol 72 c519 9.38 am
Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. No Member of Parliament has received more expert guidance from or been shown more kindness and courtesy by the Table Office than me. I do not criticise the Clerks at the Table Office, but we are in a grey and difficult area. This point of order relates to the sub judice rule.

You, Mr. Speaker, may have seen on page 2 of The Guardian this morning, a report arising from the Ponting trial. It states that the report by the Admiral of the Fleet, Sir John Fieldhouse, had been altered without his knowledge. That was denied by civil servants. I therefore tried to table at the Table Office a question asking the Prime Minister——

Mr. Speaker

Order. I must stop the hon. Member, because this matter has not yet been brought to my attention. I must confess that I have not seen the report in The Guardian this morning. Will the hon. Member allow me to look into the matter? I shall then get in touch with him.

Mr. Dalyell

Of course, Mr. Speaker.