4 AUGUST 1939, Page 3

Mr. Colville's ten-minute reply on Tuesday to questions on development

of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland naturally tried the patience of most Members, while the impossibility of many supplementaries being put to the Minister suggested that this, perhaps, was not after all the best way for such statements to be made. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd seems to have created a technique of his own in making a short statement, and publishing a fuller account in the Official Report. But the House is a difficult body to satisfy, and Mr. Hore-Belisha's attempt, on the same day2 to save time by answering I r questions all at once provoked many protests.