POINT OF ORDER – SUPPORT FOR TRIDENT – 10 April 2019
Dr Julian Lewis rose –
Mr Speaker: Oh, very well. Let us have a point of order from Dr Julian Lewis – the good doctor.
Dr Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Is there any way within the rules of order that I can point out that the nuclear deterrent has been supported on this occasion by a ratio of 7:1,* which is even greater than the normal ratio whenever public opinion is tested on this very important matter?
Mr Speaker: The right hon. Gentleman has found his own salvation. He has registered that point. If memory serves me correctly, he might even have very marginally understated his case, because I think that seven times thirty-three equals slightly less than the figure that he attained, so I daresay he is satisfied with his endeavours.
[ *By 241 votes to 33.]