HC Deb 25 January 1962 vol 652 c405
Q7. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister when he expects to receive the report of the Royal Commission on the Press.

The Prime Minister

I am informed that the Commission hopes to complete its Report about the middle of this year.

Mr. Fletcher

Will the Prime Minister say whether the Royal Commission will be able in its Report to deal with the violent controversy which has arisen over the appointment of Lord Snowdon to the Sunday Times?

Mr. Speaker

Order. That is a different question. If the hon. Gentleman is minded to table it, I will consider it in relation to the rules of the House.

Mr. Gordon Walker

Mr. Speaker, is it not in order to ask whether the terms of reference of a Royal Commission do or do not include something?

Mr. Speaker

The point is that the Question and the Answer relate to the date when it is expected that the Royal Commission will report. That is a different question from the terms of reference or the amendment of them.