§ Mr. Speaker
Yesterday, the hon. Member for Ilkeston (Mr. Raymond Fletcher) made a complaint to me of a breach of privilege founded upon words appearing in the Sun of Saturday, 19th June.
I have very carefully considered the hon. Gentleman's complaint and in my opinion it does not, prima facie, give rise to any breach of privilege.
It must be understood by the House that by saying so I in no way affect the right of the hon. Member or any other hon. Member to raise the matter otherwise. It just means I cannot give to his complaint precedence over the Orders of the Day.