My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of the postal strike, they will extend the period as laid down during which objections may be made to Draft Orders or Statutory Instruments, in order that the rights of the public, as provided by Parliament, shall not be frustrated.]
THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (EARL JELLICOE)
My Lords, the Government are aware that difficulties have been caused by the postal strike, and they have already announced that where action can be taken administratively to defer the operation of time limits, or to extend them, this is being done. I should like to add the advice that anyone who has been prevented by the postal strike from registering objections or appeals should now do so without further delay.