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Questions (Second Round)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. As Questions were finished before half-past three, with great respect, cannot we have a second time round?

We stopped the practice of having a second round of Questions a long time ago, I am afraid.

With great respect, in the old days we always had a second time round. There is one Question which has not been asked on which I wanted to ask a supplementary question.

I am afraid we altered the Standing Orders some time ago and that comes under Standing Orders.

With all respect, I hesitate to question that, but I should have thought it was a matter of practice. I do not recollect a Standing Order applying to the second round. If it is only a question of the practice of the House, this is an occasion on which we could go back to the former practice.

Of course I will not challenge the right hon. and gallant Member for Gainsborough (Captain Crookshank), but I know it was a recommendation of a Select Committee, of which I think the right hon. and gallant Gentleman was a member. I cannot say with absolute certainty, but I am inclined to think that it was incorporated in Standing Orders.