The use of disorderly or unparliamentary expressions

21.44Where any disorderly or unparliamentary words are used, whether by a Member who is addressing the House or by a Member who is present during a debate, the Speaker will intervene and call upon the offending Member to withdraw the words. If the Member does not explain the sense in which the words were used so as to remove the objection of their being disorderly, or retract the offensive expressions, or make a sufficient apology for using them, the Speaker will repeat the call for the words to be withdrawn, and inform the Member that if there is no immediate response, it will be the duty of the Chair to take action in pursuance of Standing Order No 43.1


  1. 1. CJ (1950–51) 224; HC Deb (1977–78) 954, cc 417–19; ibid (17 March 2005) 432, c 411; ibid (11 April 2016) 608, c 35.