Reading of books, etc

21.35Members must not read any book, newspaper or letter in their places except in connection with the business of the debate,1 nor should they conduct their correspondence in the Chamber.2

Footnotes

  1. 1. CJ (1644–46) 51; HC Deb (1984–85) 73, c 959; Stg Co Deb (1953–54) Co A (Cotton Bill), c 398; ibid (1955–56) Co E (Pensions (Increase) Bill), c 99; HC Deb (2003–04) 416, c 525; ibid (2009–10) 502, c 710; ibid (8 June 2015) 596, c 903. See Rules of behaviour and courtesies in the House of Commons, November 2018, para 22.
  2. 2. HC Deb (1992–93) 216, cc 75–76.