POINT OF ORDER – TERRORISM DEBATES – 30 October 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Have you noticed that, because of the rescheduling of the provisional business that was due for this afternoon – the debate on home defence – tomorrow there will be a debate on home defence in the House and a debate on the foreign policy aspects of terrorism in Westminster Hall? There is, as you know, great concern among hon. Members on both sides of the House about those two closely interrelated topics. Is there anything that you can do to advise those who prepare the business of the House that in future such a clash should be avoided?

[Mr Speaker: No, but the hon. Gentleman can certainly approach the Leader of the House.]