asked the Prime Minister whether he intends to make any statement to the public, by broadcasting or in any other way, to call attention to the seriousness of the shipping situation and to urge the utmost economy in the use and consumption of all goods obtained from overseas?
Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to explain the reason why the Government refuse to make a statement on this situation? Why does it help Hitler to tell the people the truth about the seriousness of the shipping situation?
It is not a question of telling about the seriousness of the situation. The question is about the details, but perhaps the Noble Lord will have an opportunity of making that point later on.