Oral Answers to Questions — Members' Speeches (Length)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Sir Robert Cary Sir Robert Cary , Manchester, Withington 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

May I raise a point of procedure now that we are about to reach the Orders of the Day? May I draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, I hope without offending the general opinion of the House, to the great length of the vast majority of the speeches in yesterday's debate? I am wondering whether through you, Sir, the House could mutually agree on some form of self-denying ordinance in today's debate in regard to the length of speeches which would give Private Members a greater opportunity to catch your eye?