§ 45. Mr. MANDER
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government are prepared to grant facilities for the passage into law of the Peace Bill now awaiting Second Reading, a Measure supported by Members of all parties?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Simon)
In view of the state of public business, I can hold out no hope of special facilities being given for this Bill.
§ Mr. MANDER
In view of the fact that there are no Bills at present before any of the Standing Committee, would not one of those Committees be usefully employed in studying this widely-supported Measure?
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that the passing 1870 of a Peace Bill in the House of Commons will get us one inch nearer peace than we are now?
§ Mr. EMMOTT
In any case, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that peace cannot be secured by Bills, and particularly Bills which are certain to involve Britain in war?