§ Mr. Fell
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I was reluctant to raise a point of order this morning because I have said too much perhaps on many things in the last few days. However, I am in a difficulty about the wreck, "Eleni V" The Lord President of the Council said to me earlier in the week:The hon. Member for Yarmouth asked whether a further statement could be made before the House rises for the recess. If there is a change in the situation or a special requirement for a statement, my hon. Friend who has been dealing with these matters would be prepared to make a further statement on Friday."—[Official Report, 24th May 1978; Vol. 950, c. 1641.]There has been a dramatic change in the situation this morning. That dreadful wreck, spewing forth its filth, is now off the coast of Yarmouth, more or less free. This represents an enormous change in the situation.Unfortunately, I understand that the Minister concerned does not intend to make a statement. I am sorry that neither he nor the Leader of the House is here to say what is to happen and to explain the Government's intentions. It is odd that I should have had a half-promise and that now no one is here from the Government to deal with it.
§ Mr. Speaker
I wish I could help the hon. Member. He will understand it is beyond my powers to do so.