Early-Day Motion No. 292

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1972.

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Photo of Mr Leslie Spriggs Mr Leslie Spriggs , St Helens 12:00 am, 20th April 1972

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise a question relating to Early-Day Motion No. 292 which I submitted to the Table Office last night. I was told that the matter was sub judice. When I left the House, slightly before midnight last night, I was still under the impression that the matter was sub judice. Would you assist in advising me, hon. Members and the Table Office just how long an Early-Day Motion is sub judiceafter a court has given a decision?

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

I did not appreciate that the hon. Gentleman was about to raise that particular point. I was prepared for another point about a Motion on the Order Paper, and, if I may, I will deal first of all with the point that I expected. [Laughter.]

There was a mistake on the Order Paper, not made within this building. I will see that the matter is put right.

With regard to the other matter, I do not think it was sub judice at the time the hon. Gentleman was talking about.