HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 cc1397-8
Mr. Raphael Tuck

On a point of order. Today six Questions were put down to the Attorney-General, none of which was reached. This means that it is virtually impossible to get what I call sandwich Questions answered orally unless they are brought forward from, say, No. 30 to No. 20. The same thing happens every week. Last week, of 17 Questions put down to the Minister of Overseas Development, only five were answered. I know that you, Mr. Speaker, have no power to order that these Questions be brought forward, but I wonder whether you would suggest to those who arrange the Questions that they bring them forward.

Mr. Speaker

Order. As the hon. Gentleman has said, this is not a matter for the Chair. The point has been raised before. I do not think that we were unduly dilatory today because 39 Questions have been answered in the 50 minutes or so which were available. I have no doubt that the matter will be noted.