Oral Answers to Questions — Questions to Ministers

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1972.

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Photo of Mr John Grant Mr John Grant , Islington East 12:00 am, 2nd February 1972

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it not the custom of this House that where an hon. Member has two Oral Questions in succession the second goes to the end of the queue?

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

I am advised, rather hurriedly, that that applies only to the first Department to be questioned.

Later

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

May I add to what I said to the hon. Member for Islington, East (Mr. John D. Grant)? I understand that the practice is in accordance with a Report of the Select Committee on Procedure which was accepted by the House.