§ Mr. Roland Boyes (Houghton and Washington)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to ask you to study carefully the final remarks of the Prime Minister in answering my question, when she implied a threat to investment in my constituency. As we know, the Prime Minister plays an important part in attracting investment into areas, as has been well publicised because of her activities in the Oman. Her remarks fall into the same category as those of my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks).
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman knows very well how to look after his constituency.
§ Mr. Boyes
I was serious about that point of order. I know that you will look into it, Mr. Speaker, because you look carefully at the Official Report every day.
I should like to raise another point of order. It is serious. It follows yesterday's exchanges about the rail crash at Morpeth. Several of my right hon. and hon. Friends suggested that the Under-Secretary of State for Transport should come to the House and explain or withdraw his remarks about the excessive speed at which the train was travelling. I wonder whether you have had an opportunity to meet the Under-Secretary and whether he has intimated to you that he will come before the House. The matter will be raised continually until he does so.
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. I have nothing to add to what I said yesterday. I have not seen the Under-Secretary, but I know that the Patronage Secretary was present yesterday, and I am sure that he heard what was said.