HC Deb 11 December 1996 vol 287 c286

Mr. John Heppell accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision for the protection of persons from fire risks; and for purposes connected therewith: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 14 February 1997, and to be printed [Bill 55].

Mrs. Alice Mahon (Halifax)

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I understand that the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts) has resigned his position as a Minister following the publication of the report of the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges. Is it customary or optional for a Member in that position to come to the House and offer an apology or an explanation, or would the Leader of the House offer such an explanation?

Madam Speaker

If the Member concerned wishes to do so, he or she makes an approach to me to make a personal statement. No such approach has been made to me.