§ Mr. Speaker
The hon. Member for Sowerby (Mr. Madden) during Question Time sent me a note saying that he would seek to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 to discuss the situation relating to The Times newspaper. I am afraid that I cannot allow him to move such a motion because the facts were known well before 12 noon. The hon. Gentleman raised the matter in his supplementary question, but if I were to allow him to do so now, it would be stretching the rules in such 30 a way that they would no longer have significance.