HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 cc229-30
Mr. Fenner Brockway

I also rise to a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday I asked you whether I might put down a Private Notice Question regarding the proscription of the Kenya African Union by the Governor of Kenya, and you stated you were unable to accept the Question. I then asked you whether I should be entitled to move the Adjournment of the House on that issue as a matter of urgent public importance today, when it was anticipated that there would be an answer by the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the Question about Kenya. You then replied, through your Secretary, that that request would not be prejudiced. The point of order which I wish to put to you is this. As the Secretary of State for the Colonies is now to make his statement tomorrow, shall I still be permitted, in view of the statement having been postponed, to ask for the Adjournment of the House tomorrow?

Mr. Speaker

I think the answer to the hon. Member's Question is "Yes." Of course, I cannot forecast what my Ruling will be on the matter, but I will certainly give it most careful consideration. If he receives a statement tomorrow, the hon. Member can move the Adjournment of the House upon it. I should not consider prejudicing his doing that on a matter of time, because he gave me notice about it yesterday.