HC Deb 22 October 1991 vol 196 c582W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Lord President of the Council when he intends to respond to the recommendations of the third report of 1990–91 on the Select Committee on Procedure (HC 178) on parliamentary questions.

Mr. MacGregor

[holding answer 14 October 1991]: I am presently giving careful consideration to the report and will respond as soon as is practicable.

Mr. McMaster

To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will introduce a motion to amend the order of 27 May 1988 on the Procedure Committee to establish a Sub-Committee to decide which parliamentary questions that exceed the disproportionate cost threshold should be answered by Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

No. The threshold is not binding, and it must be for Ministers to decide how to reply.