HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c71 6.59 pm
Mr. Eric S. Heffer (Liverpool, Walton)

On a point of order Mr. Speaker. I have been sitting here throughout the debate. As hon. Members we are often criticised by the press for not being in our places. Throughout this important debate on the future of manufacturing industry in this country I could have counted on the fingers of one hand the number of people in the Press Gallery. Is it not possible to make some representations to the press to attend important debates of this kind?

Mr. Speaker

That is not among my many responsibilities. I think that I should confine myself to what happens on the Floor of the Chamber, not to what goes on behind me.

Forward to