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Questions to Ministers (Points of Order)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1980.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West 12:00 am, 10th December 1980

Yesterday, the hon. Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) raised the question of points of order arising out of questions. I have referred to the record. I said on 19 July 1978 that I preferred to take points of order arising out of Question Time immediately at the end o0f Question Time but other points of order after statements. I must warn the House that that is not an encouragement for points of order, because nine times out of ten, as the House knows, it is not a point of order. It is either a point of indignation or frustration, or some other disease from which hon. Members suffer.