§ 45. Mr. HOLMES
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have come to a decision concerning the payment of royalties on the oil discovered in Derbyshire?
Before this question is answered, will the Lord Privy Seal inform the House when the Prime Minister will be able to be present at Question time?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)
Yes, Sir. The Government have come to the decision that no royalty should be payable in the case of oil.
May I respectfully ask, Mr. Speaker, whether I am not in order in asking my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal when the Prime Minister will be able to be present to answer questions?