§ Mr. Stephen Timms accordingly presented a Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with Finance: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed [Bill 97].11.55 pm
§ Mr. St. Aubyn
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Tonight, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury portrayed Mr. Peter Wyman as a personal tax adviser to a former Member, Mr. Neil Hamilton. Given that all that Mr. Wyman ever did was to give public, unpaid service to a Government deregulation task force when 187 Mr. Hamilton was a Minister, has the Chief Secretary approached the Chair to correct a pernicious insinuation against a leading accountant in this country?
§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury)
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. It is a separate point of order. Was it in order tonight for the Chief Secretary to traduce Mr. Peter Wyman's evidence to the Treasury last Friday?
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker
That matter was dealt with in an earlier debate. It is not a matter for the Chair now.