HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 c423
Mr. Spriggs

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You have advised the House in the past not to raise points of order during Question Time. Today a point of order was raised at about 3.18 pm, and that prevented question No. 25 from being reached. Will you, Sir, remind the House that points of order should be raised by all concerned at the end of Question Time?

Mr. Speaker

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising the point of order. As a matter of fact, the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill (Mr. Alton), who was to have asked question No 25, was not in the Chamber, and it would not have been called. But the hon. Gentleman's point is quite correct. I take points of order after statements. That is in the interests of the House.