Questions to Ministers

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North

To ask the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the leaders of the Electrical Trades Union who support the Government's wage and salary standstill have voluntarily frozen a proposed increase in their salaries; and whether he will therefore meet and discuss with Mr. Sydney Greene, the General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, the possibility of him agreeing to forgo his proposed 25 per cent. increase in his salary for the period of the Government's wage and salary standstill.

Photo of Mr John Hynd Mr John Hynd , Sheffield, Attercliffe

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention to Question No. 50, and ask for your guidance? To what extent is it in order for hon. Members to put down Questions with implied smears against named outside individuals and then not be present to put those Questions, leaving the Answer to the apparent obscurity of a Written Answer?

Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen

There is some point in what the hon. Member has said, but it is not a point of order.