HC Deb 05 February 1959 vol 599 cc543-4
Mr. Bottomley

On a point of order. May I seek your guidance, Mr. Speaker, about the unauthorised transfer of a Question which was put down to the Chancellor of the Exchequer but which has been passed on to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty? For eight years, I have tried to get some satisfaction from the Admiralty about the closing of the Royal Marine Barracks at Chatham. There has been a tremendous waste of public money, and I thought that this concerned the Treasury more than the Admiralty. May I ask, therefore, that the Question be re-transferred to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Mr. Speaker

I have frequently said in this House that the transfer of Questions has nothing to do with me at all but is entirely done by Ministers, who know their own responsibilities best. I am afraid that I cannot assist the right hon. Gentleman at all in this matter.