On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Question No. 50 deals with a matter about which the Minister of Defence has already complained in this House about not being consulted over the visit of the Second Squadron of the Home Fleet to Lisbon. In view of the public importance of this matter, may I ask whether the Prime Minister has asked your permission to answer this Question, in fairness to his colleague?
The right hon. Gentle man has not asked my permission.