HC Deb 20 March 1962 vol 656 cc208-9
Mr. Jeger

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday I tabled a Question to the Lord Privy Seal, Question No. 32. Realising only in the morning that I would be absent at the Pontefract by-election later in the day, and unable to put my Question, I telephoned the Table Office and asked for the Question to be deferred until next week. I was very surprised today to see in HANSARD that my Question had been answered in conjunction with Question No. 33, which means that it was not deferred until next week as I had requested.

Obviously, there was a slip-up between the Table Office and the Office of the Lord Privy Seal. I would be grateful, Mr. Speaker, if you would inquire into that, to see that such things do not happen again. I would not say that I have a particular grievance in this connection, because I realise that mistakes can happen, but they should not happen too frequently, or again.

Mr. Speaker

I am obliged to the hon. Member for Goole (Mr. Jeger). I have not the matter sufficiently in mind now to remember about the state of my Order Paper, but I will have the requisite inquiries made and I will write to the hon. Gentleman.