HC Deb 17 May 1988 vol 133 c804 3.33 pm
Mr. Harry Ewing (Falkirk, East)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In no sense do I question your selection of the hon. Members whom you call to ask questions, but would it be possible to explain the criteria on which you base that selection? I have tried kicking up a row to get called and I have tried behaving myself to get called. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Mr. Beaumont-Dark) stormed out on Thursday last week in a temper and returned today only to be called immediately. Perhaps I should storm out now and come back to be called.

Mr. Speaker

Let me clarify the position. Bad behaviour certainly does not earn any good marks from the Chair. Today, we only—just—reached Question No. 4, and I seek to call hon. Members to put a question to the Prime Minister if they have not asked a question before.

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