MPs get a telling off for 'childish' behaviour

  • 18 February 2014
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It's not unusual to hear MPs shouting over each other and calling one another names in parliament - but lately House of Commons Speaker John Bercow says it's getting too much

He's now written to party leaders, urging them to clamp down on bad behaviour from members of their party.

It's the speaker's job to keep order during the debates and tell MPs who can speak next.

According to a newspaper he told David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg that the tone of debate was putting off the public.

Prime Minister's Questions

The shouting and name calling in parliament is usually at it's worst during Prime Minister's Questions.

That's a meeting that happens every week, when MPs get to ask the Prime Minister about all the big issues of the day.

It's famous for being noisy - with lots of heckling and shouting from all corners of the room.

Both the Prime Minister David Cameron and the leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband have said it gets too much as times.

Research has found that people watching find it "noisy", "childish" and "over-the-top."

And so the man who has to keep order in the House of Commons, John Bercow, has decided to take action.

He's been trying to tell MPs off - as the clip above shows - but now he's asked the leaders to do something about it.