Adjournment (Christmas).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th December 1935.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East 12:00 am, 20th December 1935

I desire to support the Amendment. The reasons given by the Home Secretary leave me entirely unconvinced. It is not a question of when the Government think the House of Commons should meet, but when the House of Commons itself thinks it should meet. I have not in mind so much the mining crisis as the foreign situation. I am sure that from the point of view of the Government the last thing they desire is to see the House of Commons for a very long time to come, and if it had not been by a great stroke of luck that