HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc1375-6
Mr. Charles R. Morris

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the very real concern expressed on both sides of the Chamber about the circumstances which led to the establishment of the committee of inquiry into the Post Office industrial dispute and the fact that its establishment was announced in the House, may I ask whether you have received a request from the Secretary of State for Employment or the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications to make a statement about the report of the committee which has been sitting during the past few weeks? If you have not had such a request, will you ask the Leader of the House why he has allowed Parliament to be ignored in this way?

Mr. Speaker

I am not sure that I am under an obligation to answer the hon. Gentleman's question. If I had received such a request I would have called the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for Employment.