In video: Burnham MP dissolves into fit of giggles after MP's
MP had a fit of the giggles after a Government minister inadvertently
sat on his senior colleague after answering a question at the
despatch box in the House of Commons on Thursday.
Munt took a few moments to compose herself amid protracted laughter
from around the Chamber after witnessing the comical moment involving
Energy Minister Charles Hendry and Energy Secretary Edward Davey.
The delay prompted Commons Speaker John Bercow to
say: "We look forward to hearing the honourable lady."
eventually responded: "Thank you very much indeed sir,"
before asking a question relating to Hinkley Point C nuclear power
Hendry made light of the error and responded: "Mr Speaker,
the humour was because I inadvertently sat on the Secretary of
State, which shows our commitment to work seamlessly together
in this coalition."
on the spectacle as he was called to speak by Mr Bercow, shadow
energy minister Tom Greatrex said: "Thank you very much Mr
Speaker, and I will endeavour not to accidentally sit on either
of my frontbench colleagues."
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