HC Deb 22 March 1988 vol 130 c331

Resolved, That the draft Family Credit (General) Amendment Regulations 1988, which were laid before this House on 16th March, be approved.—[Mr. Boscawen.]

11.54 pm
Mr. Tony Banks (Newham, North-West)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I do not wish to detain the House, but you will be aware that earlier today the Prime Minister relaunched her anti-litter campaign and that some fetching pictures of her were to be seen in St. James's park picking up pieces of litter that had been dropped by people in the park.

If we are to have a serious anti-litter drive, this House should set an example. One need only look around the Chamber to see how filthy it is. Quite honestly, the House should set an example, and I therefore ask, through you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that hon. Members should take seriously what the Prime Minister suggests — that we should keep Britain tidy and that we should start by keeping the Chamber tidy, unless hon. Members wish to invite the Prime Minister to come here and earn a bit of pin money by clearing it up tonight.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Paul Dean)

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. His point has been noted.