Points of Order Debate

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Alex Cunningham

Main Page: Alex Cunningham (Labour - Stockton North)
Tuesday 26th March 2024

(1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Roger Gale Portrait Mr Deputy Speaker
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Order. I am on my feet.

While the House Administration does take the lead in the appointment process, it is not a matter for the Chair of the House. The hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent has put his point on the record, and I am sure that the House authorities will be able to advise him on how to pursue the matter further.

Alex Cunningham Portrait Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (Lab)
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On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The law around marriage is part of my portfolio as a shadow Justice Minister, but I would like to seek your advice this afternoon—don’t worry, it is not marital advice that I require. Given my portfolio, would it be in order for me to invite you and perhaps Members from across the House to congratulate a very special couple, who will mark their 70th wedding anniversary tomorrow? They are particularly special, as they are my own mum and dad, Jean and John Cunningham, who were married all those years ago. I am extremely proud of them for reaching this remarkable milestone, and I am pleased that I have been able to share this news with the House.