HC Deb 17 October 1944 vol 403 c2173
Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. I would like to call your attention to the fact that there are 60 Questions down to the Secretary of State for War, and that taking into consideration Questions to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, they go up to Question 82; and I would ask you whether this is not to some extent, an abuse of the privileges of the House, in that it prevents other hon. Members asking questions?

Mr. Speaker

Hon. Members are at liberty to put down Questions as they think fit.

Sir Edward Grigg

Further to that point of Order, Mr. Speaker. I put a Question down to the Prime Minister on the subject of famine in Belgium, Southern Holland and in Luxemburg and I received notice yesterday that it has been transferred to the Secretary of State for War. It will not be reached, and, with great respect to my right hon. Friend, it is obviously a Question which goes beyond his competence, and I beg to give notice that I shall put it down again to the Prime Minister.