The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of the House of Commons Norman St. John-Stevas)
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement.
The Upholstered Furniture (Safety) Regulations, originally announced for 504 consideration on Tuesday, will now be taken at the end on Thursday.
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. Business questions must relate to the statement that was made, which concerns upholstered furniture—I believe.
§ Mr. Winnick
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Bearing in mind the date of the recess, when shall we be told when the Government intend to apply sanctions against Iran and have an opportunity for debate?
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
As I indicated to the right hon. Member for Ebbw Vale (Mr. Foot), I was sympathetic to the suggestion that we should have extra time. I suggested that the matter should be discussed through the usual channels. It has been agreed that there should be an extra half hour for the debate on upholstered furniture. I hope that that will satisfy my hon. Friend.