§ Mr. John Bercow (Buckingham)
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In the light of what the Leader of the House has just said about good attendance on Thursday mornings, I should be grateful for any comment that you may have on a situation that I have not observed in the House before. Were you given any notice by the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Mr. Stunell) that when he spoke in business questions on behalf of his party from the Front Bench he knew that he would not be accompanied by anyone on the Back Benches?