HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c1579
Mr. Biggs-Davison

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recollect that, in answer to Question No. 9, the Home Secretary rebuked my right hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Mr. Sandys) for "jumping the gun "—the gun in question being my Question No. 31 regarding an emergency situation. Did not the Home Secretary's rebuke imply a clear intention to answer Question No. 31 and connected Questions? May I ask whether you have received a request from him to answer it?

Mr. Speaker

Neither the Home Secretary nor the Chair could have anticipated that Question No. 31 would not be reached. It is not in order to anticipate a Question of some other hon. Member on the Order Paper. I have had no request from the Home Secretary.