No, Sir. While these Debates were of great value in peace-time, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister considers that, in the altered circumstances caused by the war, the opportunities afforded to this House for discussion of general defence matters in the Debates on the war situation would render inappropriate the revival of this practice to-day.
Will my right hon. Friend give consideration to the importance of this House having an opportunity of debating the question of co-operation between the three Services on an appropriate occasion, and the means to be used to bring about that desired result?
As I have pointed out, there is an opportunity of having such a Debate on the appropriate Estimates, but in fact, the opportunity occurs very often in Debates on the general war situation.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this matter is a very pressing one, and that hon. Members in all parties want the Government to give a lead on the subject? Would a Debate be possible at an early date?