HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc797-8 4.13 pm
Mr. Peter Hain (Neath)

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Is it in your power to rule that Members of this House comply with the Register of Members' Interests in respect of declaring their membership of syndicates in Lloyds? If they do not, they are defying the will of the House.

Madam Speaker

Perhaps I can be helpful to the House. The matter was referred to yesterday. It may be helpful if I draw attention lo the terms of reference of the Select Committee on Members' Interests, which includes the words: to consider any proposals made by Members or others as to the form and content of the register and to consider any specific complaints made in relation to the registering or declaring of interests. The hon. Gentleman should pose his questions to the Select Committee. In view of that Committee's responsibility, I wish to make it clear that I shall entertain no further points on the subject.