HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 c497 1.22 pm
Mr. Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale, West)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In response to comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Cheadle (Mr. Day) about the problem of aircraft deviating from approved take-off and landing paths, the Leader of the House may inadvertently have misled the House. She said that she was not sure why it had been impossible to bring measures before the House, and suggested that the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions might have been too busy to do so during the current Session. I tabled an amendment to the Transport Bill that would have ensured such provision, but it was not possible to debate it because of a Government programme motion.

Mr. Speaker

That is not a point of order.

Ms Margaret Moran (Luton, South)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It has come to my attention that in the Budget debate on 13 March, column 902 of Hansard, I suffered a slip of the tongue and referred to "all" rather than to "many" schools in my constituency. I am grateful for the opportunity to make any necessary correction.

Mr. Speaker

I thank the hon. Lady for that point of order.

Mr. Christopher Chope (Christchurch)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I think that the hon. Lady said that she had visited all the schools in her constituency twice in the past year. It is a pity that she did not read the daily Hansard and correct the record immediately after the event. I know that her comments have created a lot consternation in her constituency.

Mr. Speaker

I think that it was very nice of the hon. Lady to correct her comments now.

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