On a point of order. May I raise with you, Mr. Speaker, a point of view that is fairly widely held in the House—that there is inadequate time for Questions to the Department of the Environment? Housing, transport, local government and planning all have to be grouped into one day. There are 66 Oral Questions on the Order Paper. Whereas under the previous Conservative Government, energy, trade and industry were initially, for instance, all part of the responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry they now have their separate days. Will you, Mr. Speaker, see that this matter is brought to the attention of the relevant authorities?
Further to that point of order. When you are considering this matter, Mr. Speaker, I hope that you will bear in mind that during the 31 years of the previous Conservative administration and certainly for the first part of it, this Question hour was dominated by many planted Questions, which were tabled by hon. Members of the present Opposition, including possibly the hon. Member for Christchurch and Lymington (Mr. Adley). It may be just possible that he is a little aggrieved because he cannot now put down his planted Questions.
Again, that is not a matter for the Chair. I do ask the House to support the Chair. I am trying to stop what are in fact false points of order. I can only do that with the assistance par- ticularly of experienced hon. Members. As the hon. Member knows, that is not a matter for the Chair. [Interruption.] In the last Parliament the other side were just bad.