§ David Winnick
To ask the President of the Council if he will propose to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons that ceremonial clothing worn by officers should be dispensed with. 
§ Dr. John Reid
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave at Business Questions on 8 May 2003,Official Report, column 841. I will pass to the Modernisation Committee the suggestion that it consider the question of ceremonial dress by officers of the House.