HC Deb 22 July 1964 vol 699 c481
Sir B. Janner

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I seek your advice about Question No. 49, which refers to the examination of heavy lorries? In view of the fact that the Minister of Transport has made throughout the country alarming statements about the condition of such lorries, and that there is an immediate cause for alarm because of deaths and injuries resulting from them? May I ask whether you will ask the Minister of Transport that he should answer this Question—[HON. MEMBERS: "No."]—and if not, whether, in view of the urgency of the matter, you would advise that possibly a Private Notice Question could be asked, if the Minister does not answer the Question?

Mr. Speaker

I cannot direct the Minister to answer. If the hon. Member would like to submit a Private Notice Question I would consider it on its merits, but I am not encouraging optimism, in the circumstances.