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Statements By Ministers

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The House will appreciate that today's transport questions had to be put down considerably in advance of the current dispute in the road haulage industry. I am sure that the House is surprised that we are not to have a full statement by the Secretary of State this afternoon. After all, he is here to answer transport questions and hon. Members would like to ply him with many queries about this dispute, in which he has not been taking a leading part but has left it to his colleagues. Perhaps the Home Secretary—

The point of order, with respect, is whether the Leader of the House will make a statement about the Secretary of State.