On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As there has been no opportunity to apply to you for a motion under Standing Order No. 9, may I ask whether it is in order for the Government at a later opportunity to make a statement on the very serious bombings in Northern Ireland? Five towns have been blitzed and there has been considerable loss of life.
The hon. Gentleman's statement will have been heard. If the House desires it, on previous occasions such things have been found possible, but on very rare occasions.