Speaker rebukes Labour MP during PMQs over 'disgraceful behaviour'

Prime Minister's Questions

The Speaker of the House has rebuked a Labour MP in the middle of prime minister's questions (PMQs) over what he called "disgraceful behaviour".

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle interrupted Boris Johnson on Wednesday to tell off MP for Rhondda Chris Bryant.

It is currently unclear what he did but he momentarily left the Chamber after being admonished before returning a short while later.

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London, UNITED KINGDOM: British Member of Parliament Lindsay Hoyle (R) runs down College Green during the '2007 Parliamentary Pancake Race' in aid of charity early Shrove Tuesday morning in central London, 20 February 2007. The MP's won the race against a team from the House of Lords and the media. The race is in aid of charity and supports Rehab UK, a brain injury charity. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the Christian religious festival ofLent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs,which were forbidden during the 40 days of fasting before Easter. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle walks through Westminster on November 04, 2020 in London, England. Following the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons, MPs will vote on the government's month-long lockdown in England. Despite it being expected to pass, there is growing concern among some who fear the economic and social impact. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle reading out a statement in the House of Commons, London, prior to Prime Minister's Questions, in which he said the Government has shown a "total disregard" for Parliament with its handling of Covid-19 regulations and that he would not select any amendments to the motion to renew the Covid-19 regulations to avoid ÒuncertaintyÓ and possible legal challenges. (Photo by House of Commons/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle walks through Westminster on November 04, 2020 in London, England. Following the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons, MPs will vote on the government's month-long lockdown in England. Despite it being expected to pass, there is growing concern among some who fear the economic and social impact. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle at the top of the tower at St Margaret's Church in Westminster, London, during a visit to view recently completed restoration works. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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Sir Lindsay Hoyle (centre) is dragged to the speaker's chair after becoming the new Speaker of the House of Commons. Seven candidates were bidding to take on the role following John Bercow's departure after a decade in the position. (Photo by House of Commons/PA Images via Getty Images)
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File photo dated 23/7/2020 of House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle in the chamber of the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster London. Britain's parliamentary democracy will "endure everything that is thrown at it", the House of Commons Speaker has said, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the reconstruction of its famous debating chamber after the Second World War.
EMBARGOED TO 2230 FRIDAY JULY 24 House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle posses for a photograph in the chamber of the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster London. In an exclusive interview with PA the Speaker has said moving MPs to York while the Palace of Westminster is refurbished is "great PR" but unlikely to work, and he has concerns about the security implications of a decant elsewhere. Picture date: Thursday July 23, 2020. The Speaker also told PA that MPs were the "right people" to scrutinise ministers, and took aim at announcements made at the daily coronavirus press conferences. Sir Lindsay has reprimanded ministers in recent months for briefing the press before MPs. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
EMBARGOED TO 2230 FRIDAY JULY 24 House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle posses for a photograph in the chamber of the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster London. In an exclusive interview with PA the Speaker has said moving MPs to York while the Palace of Westminster is refurbished is "great PR" but unlikely to work, and he has concerns about the security implications of a decant elsewhere. Picture date: Thursday July 23, 2020. The Speaker also told PA that MPs were the "right people" to scrutinise ministers, and took aim at announcements made at the daily coronavirus press conferences. Sir Lindsay has reprimanded ministers in recent months for briefing the press before MPs. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
EMBARGOED TO 2230 FRIDAY JULY 24 House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle posses for a photograph in the chamber of the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster London. In an exclusive interview with PA the Speaker has said moving MPs to York while the Palace of Westminster is refurbished is "great PR" but unlikely to work, and he has concerns about the security implications of a decant elsewhere. Picture date: Thursday July 23, 2020. The Speaker also told PA that MPs were the "right people" to scrutinise ministers, and took aim at announcements made at the daily coronavirus press conferences. Sir Lindsay has reprimanded ministers in recent months for briefing the press before MPs. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Hoyle told him "we are not having that disgraceful behaviour" and suggested his party whip Nick Brown speak with him.

Labour MP Chris Bryant outside the Houses of Parliament in London ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivering a statement in the House of Commons on his new Brexit deal after the EU Council summit, on what has been dubbed "Super Saturday". (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

The PM addressed the exchange telling the Speaker he should "summon him (Bryant) back he seems to have vanished."

Hoyle apologised to Johnson and told Bryant on his return they need to have a conversation later.

Bryant was heard saying "fine" in response after approaching the Speaker's chair.

Sky News editor at large Adam Boulton claimed Bryant had disrespected the House because he "wasn't in chamber when his question was called then asked to come in later with it."

But Political Editor of Politics Home Kate Proctor suggested Hoyle was angry because Bryant would not move from the door.

She tweeted: "Chris Bryant apparently was told to move from the doorway which is left open for ventilation in the Commons chamber and he didn't.

"If that's what the row was about, how pathetic!"

Yahoo News UK has contacted the Speaker's Office and the Labour Party for comment.

READ MORE: UK PM Johnson warns EU over Brexit trade talks: back down or it's no-deal

During PMQs, Johnson accused Labour leader Keir Starmer of being "deafeningly silent" on whether his party would vote for any EU trade deal they might agree.

The PM is set to travel to Brussels for a last-minute dinner with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen but he said he thought Starmer was being ambiguous about whether Labour would back a deal.

There has been speculation about how the opposition would vote should he get an agreement.

Starmer told Johnson: "If there is a deal, and I hope there's a deal, then my party will vote in the national interest, not on party political lines, as he is doing."

Meanwhile, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said an agreement would be "very difficult" without movement from the EU side

He told BBC Breakfast he hopes Johnson's dinner with Von der Leyen in Brussels will create "further political momentum" after the government reached a separate agreement with the EU on post-Brexit border checks and trading rules for Northern Ireland.

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