§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON (by Private Notice)
asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared to resume his attendance at Question Time, in accordance with the constitutional practice?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have only just received notice of the question put by my hon. Friend. I dealt with that matter very fully and, I think, very frankly, immediately before' the Recess. I regret that I cannot see any reason at the present moment for altering the view which I took then. The call upon my time in connection with the ordinary direction of administrative affairs is, I regret to say, as heavy as it ever was during the War, and I must appeal to the indulgence of the House for, at any rate, some time longer, and I promise that it will not be any longer than is absolutely necessary. I shall certainly not shirk my duty in that respect owing to any lack of desire to come here to answer questions.
§ Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON
May I ask whether it would be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to come to this House at Question Time two days a week?