HC Deb 02 July 1986 vol 100 c1006
Mr. Richard Holt (Langbaurgh)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday you made a ruling on Members' dress. You showed a most enlightened attitude in some respects, although I do not necessarily agree with it. As I am sure you are aware, Mr. Speaker, a most important sporting event is to take place on Wednesday 16 July. It would seem not inappropriate that we should be able to have the odd wager on who might win or lose. I find, Mr. Speaker, that only games of chess can be the subject of the odd wager in the House. Would it not be appropriate, in line with your modern thinking of yesterday, that: we should have a bookmaking facility to raise funds for your charity next Wednesday?

Mr. Speaker

That is very ingenious. I believe that there are certain Members who make a speciality of that sort of thing. If the hon. Gentleman will come to see me privately, I shall tell him who they are.

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