Royal Assent (Procedure)

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Croydon South 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

asked the Lord President of the Council what progress he has made in his consideration of proposals for changing the practice of summoning the Commons to hear the Royal Assent to Bills.

Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East

I would ask my hon. Friend to await the debate on procedure, when I hope to make a statement.

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

Would the right hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of meeting at perhaps 2.15 p.m. from time to time so that, after Prayers, this ceremony, to which some of us attach importance, could take place without interfering with the other business of the House?

Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East

I will certainly consider that suggestion.