HC Deb 13 May 1938 vol 335 cc1887-8
Mr. Attlee

I beg to ask the Patronage Secretary, as representing the Prime Minister, whether the Government can give a day next week to the Motion standing in the name of myself and other hon. Members?

[That in the opinion of this House the growing public concern regarding the state of our Air Defences and the administration of the Departments concerned calls for a complete and searching independent inquiry conducted with dispatch under conditions consistent with the national interest.]

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Margesson)

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister proposes to allocate Thursday next for the debate on the right hon. Gentleman's Motion. The Herring Industry Bill announced for Consideration on that day will accordingly be postponed.