HC Deb 21 April 1986 vol 96 cc113-4

Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Bill [Lords], the Statute Law Repeals Bill [Lords] and the Ways and Means Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Donald Thompson.]

10.6 pm

Mr. Dalyell

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You may know that about an hour ago I raised on a point of order the need for a Government statement on an exercise involving tanker aircraft and F-111s. After the most constructive discussions that I have had with the Opposition Chief Whip and the shadow defence spokesman, am I to assume that the Government are not volunteering any statement tonight? Is that the position?

Mr. Speaker

I have no knowledge of a Government statement or of the incident that the hon. Gentleman has referred to.