HC Deb 15 October 1996 vol 282 cc606-7 4.24 pm
Madam Speaker

I have a statement to make on a matter of privilege. The hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Mr. Miller) has written to me about information that came to light during the parliamentary recess alleging that, in 1994, improper pressure was brought to bear on the Select Committee on Members' Interests. I am satisfied that the matter should have the precedence accorded to matters of privilege. The hon. Member is thus entitled to table a motion for consideration by the House as its first business tomorrow at 3.30 pm.