Electricity Supply Industry (Dispute)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th December 1970.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 9th December 1970

Further to the point of order raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr. Atkinson). Is it not the case that, strictly speaking, even without notification of the Chair, although that may be deplored by Mr. Speaker, provided that notice is given to the appropriate Minister, an hon. Member may raise any subject he likes on the Adjournment? If I now say to the Minister that I shall raise the subjects of the fuel crisis and electricity supply, if I catch your eye, Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding any agreement which may or may not have been made between the two Front Benches, will I not be able to discuss it?