HC Deb 28 February 2001 vol 363 c907 3.32 pm
Mr. Paul Tyler (North Cornwall)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have noted that we got to only Question 2 in Northern Ireland Question Time because the questions, and Ministers' answers, were so longwinded. Can you do anything to ensure that your admonition to the House some weeks ago—that questions and answers should be short—is obeyed, especially by Front-Bench Members? Can you ensure also that Conservative Front-Bench Members do not ask repeat questions?

Mr. Speaker

I am conscious that we reached only Question 2 in Northern Ireland questions, and I will try to speed up the process next time.