HC Deb 05 March 1986 vol 93 c334

Mr. David Alton accordingly presented a Bill to give tenants in the public and private sectors the guaranteed right to establish housing co-operatives: And the same was read the First time: and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 2 May and to be printed. [Bill 101.]

Mr. Robert Parry (Liverpool, Riverside)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I seek your guidance because the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) several times mentioned the people in the Vauxhall area of my constituency and also the Eldonians, whom I represent. I support housing co-operatives in principle. The hon. Member is always creeping around other constituencies and breaking the conventions of the House. He has even been to co-operatives in my constituency without giving me advance notice. As the hon. Member is recognised by all hon. Members as a political weasel and a guttersnipe, I seek your advice.

Mr. Alton

Withdraw that.

Mr. Parry

I will not. The hon. Member is a guttersnipe.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Harold Walker)

Order. I very much doubt whether I can give the hon. Gentleman the guidance he seeks. I hope that at all times hon. Members will observe the courtesies and conventions of the House.

Mr. Alton

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I should like to know what protection hon. Members can be given from such unparliamentary comments.

Mr. Parry

The hon. Member is a guttersnipe. He admitted that he had been to my constituency.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Discourteous words may have been used, but I have not heard anything that was out of order.