§ Q7. Mr. C. Pannell
asked the Prime Minister whether it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government, as stated on 4th May, 1953, by the then Prime 224W Minister in answer to the hon. Member for Leeds, West, that Ministers should give precedence to their Parliamentary business.
§ Q12. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the relative precedence Ministers give to their Parliamentary business on the one hand, and their other official engagements on the other.
§ The Prime Minister
In arranging their engagements Ministers give precedence to their Parliamentary business. It has always been accepted that exceptionally one Minister may answer in the House for another.