HC Deb 17 June 1994 vol 244 c869 9.34 am
Mr. Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)

On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Given the great interest in today's three debates, and given the special circumstances, which the House will understand, is it possible to place a time limit on speeches today?

Madam Speaker

I am not in a position to put a time limit on speeches today. The timetable for today's debate is in the hands of the House.

Mr. Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne, Central)

On a different point of order, Madam Speaker. Overnight, we have heard the worrying news of many redundancies at Devonport dockyard. Have you been given any indication of a statement on that disturbing news, which has some bearing on our first debate?

Madam Speaker

No, I have not been informed by any Department that a Minister is seeking to make a statement today.

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