§ 58. Mr. BOOTH
asked the Prime Minister if the Motion standing in the name of the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury on emergency legislation is put down at the request of a Government Department; whether the Committee will consider the termination of the Defence of the Realm Acts with their Regulations, also the Government of Ireland and Welsh Church Acts, and 165 other measures; whether the Motion will be moved by a Minister who can speak of the matters concerned; and will he give a day for its discussion?
§ The MINISTER of RECONSTRUCTION (Dr. Addison)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Motion referred to has been put down in pursuance of a decision of the War Cabinet. The scope of the proposed inquiry will, as indicated by the terms of the Motion, cover the first, but not the second and third, of the measures mentioned by the hon. Member. The answer to the third part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the fourth part, I must refer the hon. Member to the Leader of the House.