HC Deb 11 January 1993 vol 216 cc551-2W
42. Mr. Hain

To ask the Lord President of the Council what plans he has to allow time for answering of oral questions by Chairmen of the domestic Committees.

Mr. Newton

None. Oral questions are already answered on behalf of the House of Commons Commission, and now that the Finance and Services Committee has been nominated, arrangements will be made for its Chairman also to answer oral questions as appropriate. For the other domestic committees, there are no plans to go beyond the existing provision for their Chairmen to answer written questions.