HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c194
34. Mr. Winnick

To ask the President of the Council what plans she has to review the responsibilities of the Committee on Standards and Privileges. [6725]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

I have no such plans, but I will, of course, consider any views that hon. Members might wish to put to me.

Mr. Winnick

On a relatively minor matter—I would not describe it as anything else—is the Leader of the House aware that I sent a note to the Clerk regarding dress? It would be odd for us to wear the dress of our predecessors of centuries ago, so is not it about time that we brought the Chamber into line and perhaps—without in any way wishing to be offensive to anybody—remove wigs and the rest of it?

Mrs. Taylor

That could be considered by the Modernisation Committee, although not by the Committee on Standards and Privileges.