§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in the light of the fact that the time devoted to oral questions on foreign affairs has declined from 19 hours in 1959–60 to 14¾ hours in 1974–75 and to 7½ hours in 1977–78, if he will seek to provide a more reasonable opportunity for hon. Members to question Ministers about relations between the United Kingdom and the 150 other member States of the United Nations.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
As I informed the House on 16 January—[c. 1642.]—I am giving further consideration to this matter.