Given the news from home-builders this week, there were a lot of potential questions for Caroline Flint, the housing minister who came on at 8.10.
I probably tried to squeeze too many of them in.
Obviously the job losses announced by Barratt and other developers was one issue that had to be raised. It was interesting that she was not ready to retreat from the target that 3m new homes will be built by 2020.
It was ambitious before the downturn, but we'll be drifting off track imminently.
But there were two other questions I was keen to engage her in - rather complex ones that were hard for her to answer in the time available.
First, was the general one on house prices: does she want them to stay up, or go down? I asked it because there's a tendency for people to hold contradictory views - both in wanting "more affordable homes" and ever rising house prices.
Ms Flint herself got round the possible contradiction by quite reasonably expressing her desire for a stable housing market. But she also wanted more homes to be built, something that if she achieved (in any significant measure) would tend to drive the price down.
It's an important issue. In general if we think the price of something has gone up to an unsustainable level, we should surely want it to come down to a sustainable one, painful as the adjustment might be.
The second more specific question I would have liked more time to discuss was on the subject of newly-built city centre flats. The anecdotal evidence suggests there are a lot of them on the market struggling to sell. The question is whether we encouraged too many of them, perhaps as a result of government targets that encouraged high-density development?
I think we should come back to that one, as there do seem to be an awful lot of new two bedroom flats, and not many takers for them.