HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c1368

Motion made, and Question proposed.

That it is expedient that the scheme for limiting the number of Questions that may be tabled for oral answer, the operation of which was recommended for an experimental period by the Select Committee on Parliamentary Questions in the last Session of Parliament in paragraph 19 of their Report, to which this House agreed on 18th December last, be continued beyond the end of the present Session.—[Mr. Hawkins.]

2.11 a.m.

Mr. Tam Dalyell (West Lothian)

I want to object to the motion on two main grounds. First, it gives a great deal of work, and secondly, it again is an erosion

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. E. L. Mallalieu)

Order. It is not necessary for the hon. Gentleman to make a speech. The motion is postponed if there is an objection.

Debate adjourned; to be resumed this day.

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