Questions to Ministers

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1972.

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Photo of Sir Elwyn Jones Sir Elwyn Jones , West Ham South 12:00 am, 27th November 1972

On a point of order. As through no fault of his own, the opportunity to ask questions of the Attorney-General comes round very rarely, would it be possible, Mr. Speaker, to look again at the arrangements for Parliamentary Questions, particularly as the Attorney-General is responsible for matters affecting the liberty of the subject and, I suspect, would himself like an opportunity to answer questions which hon. Members might wish to put to him.

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

This is certainly a matter on which I have strong personal views, but it is not a matter for me. I hope that those who have control of these matters will consider what the right hon. and learned Gentleman has said.

Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams , Swansea West

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In answer to a supplementary question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. Rowlands) on Question No. 8, the Secretary of State for Wales referred to new industrial development in Wales which he described as a success story for the Government. He was referring to the ALCOA Works at Swansea. Ten minutes before Question Time started I telephoned the ALCOA management who confirmed that this was the same project which was approved in 1969, which was shelved—

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

Order. This is not a matter of order, although the hon. Member has probably made his point.