May I call your attention to the state of the Order Paper? A large number of the questions have not been reached. Four Members are responsible for thirty-three starred questions, and each one of the four Members asked a number of supplementary questions. On several days there have been over 200 questions, and I wish respectfully to ask, may we have a further limit imposed, so that the number of questions allowed to each Member is reduced from eight to four?
I would not like to make any alteration of the existing practice except with the general assent of the House. If the House generally desires that the limit to the number of questions should be four, it will be my duty to see that no more than four are called.
That is not the way to refer to any hon. Member of the House. I think perhaps I might try the suggestion, and if it be found successful, act upon it. But if the Questions are over before a quarter to four then the rule could be relaxed.