Questions to Ministers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13 March 1945.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Clifton Brown Mr Douglas Clifton Brown , Hexham 12:00, 13 March 1945

I should like to draw the attention of the House to the practice of some Members often postponing their Questions when they find that these appear towards the tail end of the Order Paper and, in consequence, even if these Questions are reached, Members do not ask their Questions although the Minister is present, and has come to the House to answer them. Naturally, Ministers feel aggrieved at a practice which would seem to indicate a lack of courtesy. It is surely better to ask the Clerk at the Table, in advance, to postpone the Question only if it is not reached and then, if by chance it is reached, to ask it in the usual way.