HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 cc1931-2
Mr. John Stonehouse (Walsall, North)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A great deal of publicity has been given to the subject of turkeys. Apparently, two have already been delivered to hon. Members, and it is suggested that the 635 of us are due to receive them. It would appear that this story is a complete myth, but if these turkeys should arrive, hon. Members may not be here to receive them, and as the House's deep freezes will be quite incapable of holding so many turkeys during the recess, could we have an assurance that, if they do arrive, they will immediately be delivered to the hospitals in the locality and that hon. Members will not have to meet the awful problem of dealing with turkeys which will have been here a fortnight when they return?

Mr. Speaker

I have many responsibilities, but I am not sure that acceptance or storing of turkeys is one of them No doubt the point which the right hon. Gentleman has made will be noted and dealt with appropriately by whoever ought to do so.