HC Deb 27 November 1974 vol 882 c451
Mr. Madel

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. By ten minutes past three today we had reached only Question No. 11. One reason was that the Minister of State gave a very long Answer to Question No. 7, which was followed by an equally lengthy supplementary question by the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Luard). I wonder whether you could ask Ministers who intend to give Answers of considerable length to provide them in the form of statements at the end of Question Time, otherwise Question Time becomes a seminar.

Mr. Speaker

I am sure that that will be noted. My only hope is that both Questions and Answers will be brief. Many of them are much too long.