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That this House believes the procedure whereby honourable Members are required to wear a top hat or other suitable head covering during certain proceedings on the floor of the House should be ended; calls upon the Select Committee on Procedure to recommend ending the practice; and believes that this whole procedure brings the House into disrepute across the world.
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leave out from 'believes' to end and add 'that there are sound reasons for requiring honourable Members to wear an opera hat or other suitable head covering during divisions of the House; further endorses the consistent acceptance of this procedure over many years;and calls for its uninterrupted, continued and proper observance.'.
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at end add 'and has undoubtedly been retained to deter honourable Members from raising points of order during divisions by making them appear ridiculous and feel acutely embarrassed'.
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