HC Deb 04 February 1941 vol 368 c805
Colonel Gretton

I have a Question of Privilege to bring to the attention of the House. It arises out of a letter published in the "Times" newspaper on 31st January, signed by Joynson Hicks and Company, a firm of solicitors, on behalf of their client Mr. Weininger, one of the witnesses who gave evidence before the Select Committee on the Conduct of a Member. In view of the very short notice and other Business before the House to-day, it might not be convenient to take it now. I should like to ask you, Sir, whether the Motion will be prejudiced if it is taken to-morrow or later?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

The right hon. and gallant Gentleman, of course, is quite right in raising the matter at once, as it has to be raised without any avoidable delay, but in view of the very short notice and also of the importance of the question which he has raised, I should he much obliged if he would raise it definitely tomorrow at the end of Questions. In the meantime there will be some further opportunity to consider it and the matter will not he prejudiced by the delay if it is raised to-morrow.

Colonel Gretton

I will act accordingly.