Questions to Ministers

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 1970.

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Photo of Mr Don Concannon Mr Don Concannon , Mansfield 12:00 am, 12th November 1970

On a point of order. Out of respect for your wishes, Mr. Speaker, I did not raise this point of order during Questions. On three occasions during Question Time the question of violence and intimidation by mineworkers' pickets was brought up by hon. Members opposite and seemingly accepted by the Minister, who, unfortunately, has since left the Chamber. As many of the pickets are working in my area of Nottinghamshire, and as my evidence is quite contrary to what has been alleged this afternoon, is there any way by which the Minister can be persuaded to tell the House the evidence on which these accusations were made?

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

The hon. Gentleman has made a telling point as a point of order. Unfortunately, when Questions are going I must call the Front Bench if it rises and that meant that miners did not get in on those three Questions.