In case you thought the House of Commons is a playground for overgrown boys….
This exchange is from this afternoon’s debate on the Charity Commission
Peter Bone (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend and the Committee on producing such an excellent report—
Paul Flynn (Lab): You haven’t read it.
Mr Bone: There it is, Paul. I’ve read it—okay?
Barry Sheerman (Lab): We’ll test you on it.
Mr Bone: Madam Deputy Speaker, the suggestions being made from a sedentary position that I have not read the report are outrageous.
Madam Deputy Speaker (Dawn Primarolo): Mr Bone, I quite agree. Mr Sheerman, Mr Flynn, you have made your contributions, and shouting across the Chamber is not helpful.
Mr Sheerman: He spends his life shouting across the Chamber.
Madam Deputy Speaker: Well, the next time he shouts across the Chamber when I am in the Chair, I can assure you I will pick him up, as I do everyone. Mr Bone, you may continue.
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