§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Lord President of the Council what considerations underlie a decision on which House of Parliament a Government Bill is to be introduced into; and how these considerations were applied in the case of the Food Bill.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
[holding answer 28 November 1989]: Various considerations may underlie the decision, including the need to balance the weight of business before the two Houses. I do not propose to go into the detailed factors in a particular case.