§ The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:
58. Sir W. SMITHERS,—TO
ask the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Messrs. Spicer's Paper Mill, at Eynsford, Kent, which has been in existence for 300 years, is to be closed down and will put many out of work; and what steps he is taking to find alternative employment for these people.
§ Sir W. Smithers
On a point of order. Before Question time ends, Sir, may I ask if you will allow the Minister to answer Question No. 58 as a matter of urgent importance?
§ Mr. Speaker
I have frequently ruled that unless the Minister asks for the right I cannot allow Questions to run over time.