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Thursday, 5 April 1973
Page: 1151


The Clerk - The next item of business is Notice No. 1, Repatriation Bill (No. 2) 1973.


Mr Sinclair - I raise a point of order under standing order 1 which reads:

To all cases not provided for hereinafter, or by sessional or other orders or practice of the House, resort shall be had to the practice of the Commons House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in force for the time being, which shall be followed as far as it can be applied.

This morning you, Mr Speaker, gave your decision in relation to the use of the word humbug' by the Minister for Transport (Mr Charles Jones) with respect to members on this side of the House. 1 draw your attention to page 434 of Erskine May's 'Parliamentary Practice' where the word 'humbug' is included as one of those words which are objectionable.

In the House of-







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