HC Deb 21 April 1953 vol 514 cc811-2
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On the last two or three days there have been no more than 60 or 70 Questions on the Order Paper. I wondered if that fact would weigh with you when considering whether the whole of them might be finished off.

Mr. Speaker

To some extent, it is a matter for hon. Members themselves to assist in the expedition of Questions. Generally, I think, on the day on which Scottish Questions come first on the Order Paper the procedure is rather slower than on other days.

Mr. Woodburn

Are you aware, Mr. Speaker, that that occurs so seldom it cannot really inconvenience the House?

Mr. Speaker

I will bear all these things in mind, with other considerations, as well as I can.