The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:
7. M. JENNINGS,—To ask the Minister of Education if he is aware that the Durham County Council have sent out a circular to all teachers under their authority asking them to produce evidence of membership of a trade union by a fixed date or lose their employment; and what action he proposes to take.
On a point of order. May I ask for your guidance, Mr. Speaker? In view of the importance of the material of the Question No. 7 and the fact that the appearance of this Question, together with another one, on the Order Paper led you to decide not to permit a Private Notice Question on the matter, could the Minister answer Question No. 7?
Certainly not. The Member who put down the Question was not here to ask it. That is his responsibility. It is not a point of order.