§ Mr. Hector Hughes
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it not inconsistent with the traditions of the House that Ministers such as those who have answered until now, except the Prime Minister, should answer at such inordinate length, as they have done, as to deprive the Prime Minister of the opportunity of answering important Questions, especially as he is spending so much of his time abroad?
§ Mr. Hughes
Further to that point of order. Is not today a very remarkable day in that respect? Never in my recollection of the House have Questions been answered by Ministers at such inordinate length as they have today.
§ Mr. Rankin
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In view of the Prime Minister's imminent departure to America, would he care to ansker Question No. 49?