§ 48. Dr. CHAPPLE
asked the Prime Minister whether he will follow the Australian precedent and forthwith set up a Convention consisting of representative men charged with the duty of framing a Federal Constitution for the United Kingdom; and whether he will approach the official Opposition, with a view to their co-operation in such a Convention, and in return agree to the exclusion of an area in Ulster, to be agreed upon, pending the report upon and consummation of such Federal Constitution?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The Prime Minister cannot undertake to deal with a matter of this importance in answer to a question. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given yesterday by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I must ask hon. Members to revert to the old rule of not asking supplementary questions.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The hon. Member does not suppose, does he, that I am making any particular distinction against him? If he supposes anything of the sort, he is perfectly wrong. As a matter of fact, I stopped, I think, three or four hon. Members, and said that I thought the time had arrived when we might revert to the old rule of not having supplementary questions. I will add, unless it is to clear up some point which is left doubtful by the Minister.