HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc224-5W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will launch an inquiry into the practice of planting questions.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

I have no plans to do so, but I understand that the Procedure Committee, of which the hon. Member is now a member, is considering an inquiry into various aspects of oral questions following comments made by Mr. Speaker on 22 November at column 115 and other representations.