§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I have been asked to reply.
I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay) on 19th November.
§ Mr. Grey
Will the right hon. Gentleman convey to the Prime Minister how much we and a number of hon. Members deprecate the idea of deleting the North-East from the Order Paper, especially when we see no reason why it should be 72 done? In view of the special problems of the North-East. will further consideration be given to restoring our Question time to enable Members representing constituencies in the North-East to concentrate their efforts on seeing that the recently published plan is carried into effect?
§ Mr. Butler
The Question asked who would answer Questions on the North-East. Now the hon. Member asks whether we can see that the Questions are answered, and I should certainly like to investigate that.
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the phrase "North-East" as used in this Question and as has become general even with the Government is ambiguous because the north-east of this island includes the north-east of Scotland?