HC Deb 02 November 1939 vol 352 c2098
47. Mr. David Adams

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider appointing a Ministry of Peace Aims, whose exclusive duty will be to ensure that the momentous problems affecting the peace settlement after the war shall be afforded impartial and adequate consideration, which is neither possible by the War Cabinet during hostilities nor in the political atmosphere likely to prevail at the termination of the war?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. I consider that the existing machinery of Government is adequate to deal with the problems to which the hon. Member refers.

Mr. Adams

In view of the plethora of opinions expressed in the Press, does the Prime Minister not think that a specific statement might be made to the House at a subsequent date? If I put a question down, will he consider it?

The Prime Minister

I am not prepared at this moment to indicate any particular time at which I could make such a statement.

Mr. Stephen

Will the Prime Minister give an assurance that he will let us have peace at an early date?

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