HC Deb 05 February 1973 vol 850 cc28-9
Sir Elwyn Jones

On a point of order. May I draw attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that once again Questions addressed to the Attorney-General have not been reached? These are questions that concern the liberty of the subject. This is a consistent pattern that is arising, through no fault of the right hon. and learned Gentleman. It is quite intolerable that this situation should prevail. I wonder, Mr. Speaker, whether any representations can be made to the Leader of the House for an early statement on this matter.

Mr. Speaker

The matter about which the right hon. and learned Gentleman has spoken is very much in my mind. On all these things, the only reasonable answer is for hon. Members to discipline themselves over the length of their supplementary questions. It is very difficult for the Chair to do it. Today we had 19 Welsh Questions in 45 minutes. But, returning to the right hon. and learned Gentleman's point, I understand that next time the Questions to the Attorney-General will be taken at 20 minutes past three o'clock.

Sir Elwyn Jones

I am most grateful to you, Mr. Speaker.

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