HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1754
48. Mr. Davidson

asked the Prime Minister whether he intends to grant time in the near future for the discussion of the Motion on the Paper standing in the name of the right hon. Baronet the Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow:

["That this House assures the Prime Minister of its unqualified support for his successful efforts to preserve peace and his determination to strengthen the defences and improve the standard of living of the Nation."]?

Sir J. Simon

While fully appreciating the desire of the hon. Member to give greater publicity to the Motion standing in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow (Sir J. Gilmour), the Prime Minister regrets that he can hold out no hope of special facilities being given for its discussion.

Mr. Davidson

Is the Prime Minister reluctant to have this Motion discussed because of the comparatively small number of signatures, or is it due to recent events in totalitarian States?

Mr. Benn

Would the Chancellor consider publication of the names of the hon. Members on the Government side who have failed, or been unwilling, to append their names to this Motion of support?