§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will take steps to restore oral questions to the Member answering for the Church Commissioners to a three-weekly rota rather than a six-weekly rota; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Biffen
No. With the appointment of the Paymaster General on 10 September 1984 it was necessary to provide time on the question roster for questions addressed to the Paymaster General. Following discussions through the usual channels it was decided that this could best be achieved by varying the times for questions to the Member answering on behalf of the Church Commissioners.