Mr Edgar Granville: May I ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman if he will make it clear that the technical evidence he has produced today in his statement with regard to the forms was available to the court, either through the meteorological or Ministry witnesses, or the K.L.M. witnesses? Does it now mean that what the right hon. and learned Gentleman is telling us is that the chairman of the court of...
Mr Edgar Granville: Why does the hon. Gentleman not sit on the Government Front Bench, where he belongs?
Mr Edgar Granville: And because we had not adequate equipment.
Mr Edgar Granville: While I can understand why the right hon. Gentleman does not wish to deport Lord Beaverbrook—which I thought a very unfortunate reference—may I ask if the right hon. Gentleman has been in close consultation with the Canadian Government at Ottawa since the docks dispute on this question, as it affects both countries?
Mr Edgar Granville: In view of the fact that scores of East Anglian villages have no water, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he will treat as urgent the question of giving us an opportunity after the Recess to discuss the supply of water in rural areas? Further, may I ask if the right hon. Gentleman can tell the House when it is intended to take the Adjournment Motion, and if it is the intention of the...
Mr Edgar Granville: May I ask the Leader of the House if he will answer the second part of my question, which was if he could tell the House when it is intended to have the Adjournment Motion, which I understand is the day before the actual Debate on the Adjournment; and if the normal arrangements are to be made and Mr. Speaker empowered to recall the House in the case of an emergency?
Mr Edgar Granville: On a point of Order. May I ask your guidance, Mr. Deputy-Speaker? When the right hon. Gentleman has made his reply to this Debate is it the intention that the Debate should be carried on or will that conclude the Debate?
Mr Edgar Granville: May I call your attention to the fact, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that the preceding Debate was to have stopped at 6.30 to allow this one to begin, but that this one did not begin until 7.0? This is a vital Debate on agriculture. We may be indulging in communal feeding inside two years—
Mr Edgar Granville: This matter of agriculture is one of vital urgency.
Mr Edgar Granville: We talk about ground-nuts—
Mr Edgar Granville: I wish to make a protest against the shortness of the Debate.
Mr Edgar Granville: The Debates were arranged through the usual channels.
Mr Edgar Granville: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman a specific question?
Mr Edgar Granville: rose—
Mr Edgar Granville: Although the right hon. Gentleman has not much time, I thank him for giving way so that I may ask him a simple question—
Mr Edgar Granville: The Minister has given way.
Mr Edgar Granville: He has given way.
Mr Edgar Granville: You suggested, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that my real complaint was that I have not—
Mr Edgar Granville: —been fortunate enough to catch your eye. That has never been my complaint, although I have sat through the whole of this Debate.
Mr Edgar Granville: My point of Order is that this Debate has been robbed of 25 minutes by the preceding Debate.