Points of Order
2.35 pmChris Bryant (Rhondda) (Lab): On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will know that the parliamentary website states officially:
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 has obviously changed what constitutes a no confidence motion but, historically, any amendment to the Queen’s Speech has been termed a no confidence motion.
I raise that question because the ministerial code of conduct, which is embodied in a motion of this House, states:
I understand that the Prime Minister is letting his PPSs know that they are free to vote as they wish. Does that not suggest to you, Mr Speaker, that the Prime Minister has no confidence in his own
Mr Speaker: What I would say to the hon. Gentleman is twofold. If he is quoting accurately, the website is wrong and can speedily be put right. On the second point, I simply say for his benefit and that of the House that the selection of amendments has not yet taken place. He is therefore in the realm of the hypothetical. Whether he wishes to be there I cannot say, but I do not and, I trust, neither does the House.
HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 cc532-685
Main Question, as amended, put accordingly.
HC Deb 22 January 1924 vol 169 cc696-707 696
The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)
I beg to move,That this House do now adjourn until Tuesday, 12th February.As the result of the vote which took place in this House last night, the Government have tendered their resignation to the King, and His Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept it. [An HON. MEMBER "Thank God for that!"]