HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 c1298
48. Mr. Thurtle

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an assurance that the emergency measures under consideration by the Government do not include any steps to suspend the ordinary activities of Parliament, particularly those by the exercise of which Parliament is enabled to criticise Members of the Executive?

The Prime Minister

A suspension of the ordinary activities of Parliament does not form part of the Government's emergency plans.

Mr. Thurtle

May we then assume that when Lord Bayford, the President of the Conservative Clubs' Association, suggested that Parliament should be suspended, he was merely giving expression to Conservative hopes, and not to Government intentions?