HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 cc580-1

The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. BLACKBURN:

112. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances and on what conditions permission is being granted to representatives of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview Dr. Fuchs.

Mr. Blackburn

On a point of Order. May I draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, to Question No. 112, because I understand that the event to which that Question relates will occur this week-end. As I have not received an answer, may I preserve my right, assuming it to be a matter of urgency, to raise it, with your permission, tomorrow?

Mr. Speaker

I do not know what right the hon. Member wishes to preserve. There is a Question down on the Order Paper, and presumably it will be answered. I can give no special concession to any hon. Member when a Question is answered in the proper way.

Mr. Blackburn

Further to that. Sir, this does relate to a matter of some constitutional importance in this country and I would like to be allowed to place my position on record today.