§ 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.