HC Deb 20 June 1995 vol 262 c156 3.42 pm
Mr. Raymond S. Robertson (Aberdeen, South)

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you received an application for a private notice question from either the hon. Member for Monklands, West (Mr. Clarke) or the hon. Member for Monklands, East (Mrs. Liddell)?

Madam Speaker

Order. I do not divulge what applications come my way. That is not a point of order.

Mr. Oliver Heald (Hertfordshire, North)

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. This morning's edition of The Scotsman reports that council officials in Monklands say that the practices there—or, rather, malpractices—are widespread in Scottish local government. Have you▀×

Madam Speaker

Order. What has that to do with me?

Mr. Heald

The Nolan inquiry, Madam Speaker, was set up to look into standards in public life. Would it be in order for the Nolan committee to widen its inquiry to take account of the malpractices—

Madam Speaker

Order. The Nolan committee is nothing to do with me.