May I ask, Mr. Speaker, whether you can give us any guidance as to the scope of the Debate which you will allow on this Motion? Will it be eligible to any hon. Member to attack or defend the general policy of the Government in respect of India or the East or any other matter, or will the Debate be strictly confined to the alleged lack of proper co-ordination in the Government.
I think I indicated on Monday last that this would not be an occasion for an argument on the policy of His Majesty's Government, in one direction or another. I think the utmost that would be open would be for the hon. Member to ask a simple question of the Government whether the policy, in India or in the Near East previously announced, has been deflected in any degree by what has happened in the last few days.