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Questions To Ministers

Volume 644: debated on Tuesday 18 July 1961

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On a point of order. I know, Mr. Speaker, that obviously you cannot interfere with the Table in the transference of Questions, but, as it concerns the Parliamentary Secretary for Science, I wonder if it could be explained why a Question on space research which was put down on the Order Paper has been transferred to another Department. I should have thought that the Minister for Science is the Minister responsible. I do not want him to be a post-box for another Department. I want him to be concerned with space research.

I cannot answer the hon. Gentleman. As he knows, the Chair cannot accept responsibility for transfers, and at the moment we have to deal with Private Business.