HC Deb 06 June 1945 vol 411 c887

The following Question stood on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Kirkwood:

92. To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is yet in a position to announce the setting up of a Naval base upon the Clyde.

Mr. Kirkwood

Before leaving Questions, Mr. Speaker, would you allow Question 92 to be put? It is a most important Question, the Minister is here to reply to it, and you have several times allowed Questions to be put in this way.

Mr. Speaker

There are a good many Questions between No. 67 and No. 92, and if I allowed the hon. Member to put his Question, all the other hon. Members with Questions on the Paper might want them to be answered also.

Mr. Gallacher

Is it not the case that this has been done on one or two occasions?

Mr. Speaker

It has been done only as an exceptional procedure, when the Minister has wished to answer a Question and the House has agreed.