HC Deb 10 October 1944 vol 403 cc1573-4
Major Sir Edward Cadogan

May I have your guidance, Mr. Speaker, on the subject of a Question which I put down to the Secretary of State for War on today's Paper? This Question was originally put down on 27th September. It was then numbered 86, and of course was not reached. I asked to have it postponed to 3rd October and it was then numbered 87. I then asked to have it postponed to 10th October. It is now numbered 83. Can you hold out any prospects, Sir, that this Question will ever be answered?

Mr. Speaker

If the hon. and gallant Member is more fortunate in the lottery than he has been hitherto, he may have a chance next week, when the War Office Questions will come out earlier. Each Department in turn takes first place, and the War Office has been taking its turn since we resumed. I should point out that there have been about 130 Questions every day, and four or five supplementaries have been put to many Questions.

Sir E Cadogan

Subject to your Ruling, Sir, and in spite of the fact that this Question is beginning to suffer from old age, I intend to go on putting it down.

Captain Duncan

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker, Question 84 has not been reached but as I know the answer will be unsatisfactory, I give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment.