HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 cc468-9W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Lord President of the Council, pursuant to the Government's response to recommendations 11 and 30 of the second report of the Public Service Committee, on ministerial accountability and responsibility, HC 67 Session 1996–97, if he will introduce proposals to remove the rules relating to the form and content of parliamentary questions. [3885]

Mr. Newton

The recommendations in the Public Service Committee's report, and the Government's response, relate to the answering of parliamentary questions. The recommendations and the responses do not bear on the rules of the House on whether questions are admissible or are in order. If the hon. Member has proposals for change in these rules, he may wish to draw them to the attention of the Procedure Committee.