Questions to Ministers.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1924.

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Photo of Mr James Falconer Mr James Falconer , Forfarshire

I should like to draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that, despite the speeding-up of the answers to questions, we are left with half the Scottish question unanswered. These questions raise important matters with which the people of Scotland are concerned, and it is only fair that on one day of the week we should be entitled to have our questions put, and to obtain answers in the presence of the House, before the questions to the Prime Minister are called upon. Representations were made to the Government in accordance with suggestions, and we understood that arrangements would be made under which we should be able to get our questions answered to-day, but you have seen what the result has been. I think we have a grievance which the Government ought to meet, so as to enable the people of Scotland to get the attention to which they are entitled.