Oral Answers to Questions — Service Estimates (Debate).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

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.