HC Deb 30 April 1970 vol 800 c1454
Sir Harmar Nicholls

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Despite the fact that Prime Minister's Question Time has lasted 21 minutes instead of 15, he has dealt with only two Questions. Is there nothing in Standing Orders, Mr. Speaker, which will allow the House to stop the Prime Minister giving long-winded answers, obviously with the intention of evading other Questions on the Order Paper?

Mr. Speaker

Order. I am not interested in the motive of any right hon. or hon. Member. Long questions and long answers are not confined to one right hon. or hon. Member. We happened to he on two Questions that the House thought to be rather important.

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