Perhaps my hon. Friend would be good enough to await the general statement which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister proposes to make at an early date.
Is the Minister aware that statements have been made in Washington by Mr. Stephen Early and other representatives of the American Government and at a Press conference held by the President yesterday, and is it not discourteous to public opinion in this country and the House of Commons to postpone a statement of any sort as to what has been done with regard to the setting-up of an Allied War Council for the conduct of the war?
Is the Minister aware that all the time statements are being made in the United States, yet we have to wait four or five weeks before any authoritative statement is made in this country by His Majesty's Government? Is this not treating the House of Commons and public opinion in this country in a discourteous manner?