HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c747 3.52 pm
Kali Mountford (Colne Valley)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your guidance for Back-Bench Members such as myself who often use the good offices, help and guidance of external organisations such as our local authorities. Yesterday, my local authority and other organisations gave me a great deal of help to prepare for a debate on social care that was due to take place today. However, late last night we found out that the subject for debate was to be changed. What is your view of due notice to the House of such changes if we are to be able to have full, free and fair debates in the Chamber?

Mr. Speaker

As the hon. Lady knows, the Speaker has no views. I sympathise with her difficulties, but notice was given and was within the rules of the House. The Opposition have acted properly.

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