Point of Order 10 January 2018

Jan 10, 2018 | Articles, Assembly Issues | 0 comments

Plenary 10th January 2018

15:22
The Llywydd

The Llywydd

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Personal statement—Gareth Bennett.

Gareth Bennett AM

Gareth Bennett AM

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)

Diolch, Llywydd. I refer to the point of order that was raised with you on 13 December last year. I’m sorry that people took offence at what I said and I wish to make it clear that I respect your authority as Chair. I do, however, stand by the views I expressed about the proposed changes to the gender recognition Bill.

The Llywydd

The Llywydd

I accept your apology, Gareth Bennett, and you may be assured that I’ll always uphold the right of any Member in this Chamber to air views that are unpalatable to other Members and to others as well. But, all Members need to do so using language that is both parliamentary and non-discriminatory at all times. Thank you.