HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 cc454-5W
Q11. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to ensure that in future all major statements of national importance, such as the appointment of chairmen of national bodies, are made orally to the House of Commons and not by written answer.

The Prime Minister

No. It is for Ministers with information to give to the House to decide how to give it, having regard to the nature of the information and normal practice in these matters.

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