POINT OF ORDER – GOVERNMENT REFERENDUM LEAFLET – 11 April 2016
Dr Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Is there any way in which I can, within the rules of order, bring to the attention of the House the fact that as of a few moments ago 207,444 people had signed a petition demanding that the Government stop spending our money on biased campaigning to keep Britain inside the European Union? That figure is already almost certainly out of date, given the rate at which signatures are being added. Out of all the thousands of petitions on Parliament’s e-petitions website it is the fifth most signed one that is still open for signature. It would be helpful to get those facts, rather than that opinion, on the record in some way.
[Mr Speaker: The right hon. Gentleman asked whether there was a way in which he could bring this important matter to the attention of the House – there is, and he has found it. He has demonstrated that with his characteristic eloquence.]