Oral Answers to Questions — British War Council (Dominion Representation).

– in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Purbrick Mr Reginald Purbrick , Liverpool, Walton

asked the Prime Minister whether, in considering the question of giving representation in the British War Council to a representative of the Australian or any other Dominion Government, he will first take into consideration to what extent their war co-operation has been for service overseas or only for their home forces; and how far it has been a question of individuals volunteering as compared with national action by the Dominion?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I do not think it would be desirable to act as my hon. Friend suggests.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Will the Prime Minister take this opportunity to reconsider the whole question of the formation of a real Empire War Cabinet?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I have nothing to add to what I have said on the subject on various occasions.