HC Deb 17 February 1953 vol 511 cc1066-7
Colonel Gomme-Duncan

I should like to raise a point of order affecting the whole House. Questions Nos. 54 and 55 stand in the names of the hon. Member for Stockton-on-Tees (Mr. Chetwynd) and the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Beswick). I am not discussing the merits of the Questions, but I should like to know whether it is permissible for two Questions to be put on the Order Paper after the hon. Members at an earlier date stated they intended to raise the matter on the Adjournment.

Mr. Speaker

In deciding whether to accept or reject a Question because of previous notice of an Adjournment Motion, it is proper for Mr. Speaker to take into consideration not only the fact of there being such a Motion, but the probability of it being reached in reasonable time. In this case, the general notice was considered to be so far distant from fulfilment that the Question was allowed.