§ MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesty's Government will consider the advisability of proposing early next Session some method of reducing the number of Questions to be asked and answered vivâ voce in the House, either by having all Questions and their answers printed and allowing no individual Member more than a fixed number of vivâ voce Questions during each Session, or by some other method?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) St. George's, Hanover Square)
In reply to the hon. Member I beg to say that I can give him no opinion on behalf of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the course which he proposes in his Question; but I am quite sure that the object of reducing the enormous number of Questions which are now asked, and which absorb so large a portion of the time of the House, will have the sympathy, not only of the Members of the Government, but of a very largo proportion of the Members of the House itself.