HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc1916-7
Mr. Fortescue

On a point of order. In view of the widespread public concern aroused by the incident referred to in Question No. 34, which was reached this morning and passed over, and in view of the fact that the House is going into recess today, is it appropriate for the Minister to give us an Oral Answer?

Mr. Speaker

It is always possible, but I have had no request on that subject.

Mr. Scott

The Minister is here and he looks as though he is not unwilling to answer the Question, which raises some important matters.

Mr. Speaker

It is a question not for the Chair but for the Minister.

Several Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

Order. For hon. Members merely to point does not enlighten the obvious fact that the Minister is here. I have had no communication from him. Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Business Question