§ Mr. Tom Cox (Tooting)
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. At 11 o'clock this morning, when the hon. Member for Plymouth, Drake (Miss Fookes) was in the Chair, a number of London Members—of whom I was one—raised an issue that is important to us in London. Although we were then ruled out of order, a request was made that, as there were then still three-and-a-half hours of parliamentary time left in today's sitting, the Government Whip on duty should report the deep concern of the London Members on the issue, with the request that a Minister make a statement at 2.30. It appears that no statement is to be made, which is deeply regretted by London Members. One hopes that, by Monday, the usual channels will have arranged for, if not the Secretary of State, a senior Minister from the Department of Health to be here to make a statement on the issue.
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Morris)
I am sure that those on the Government Front bench will have heard the hon. Gentleman.
§ Ms. Jowell
It is a new point of order. There is great concern among my constituents about media reports of possible further cuts at King's College hospital. I hope that it will be possible—
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker
Order. The Chair has no control over cuts. The hon. Lady has a number of opportunities to raise such matters, but that does not include through the Chair at 2.30 on a Friday.