HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c183
Several Hon. Members


3.48 pm
Mr. Richard Alexander (Newark)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker

Is it a point of order arising out of questions?

Mr. Alexander

Yes, Sir. During the questions which were answered this afternoon by the Leader of the House, almost all hon. Members heard two Opposition Members refer to my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr. Adley) as telling lies—

Mr. Speaker

Order. I must pre-empt the hon. Member. I heard all kinds of noise at that point, but I did not hear any specific Member being called a liar. We should moderate our language in this place. What was said did not, I believe, touch upon the integrity of the hon. Member concerned. I do not know who it was, anyway.

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Could we know whether you have been able to make any progress in your inquiries into the allegations of interference with Members' phones?

Mr. Speaker

I have written to the hon. Member about that matter. I am surprised that he has not received my letter.