HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 cc1123-4
22. Mr. John Morgan

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will fuel and light, travelling, subsistence, servants, camp kit, rations, and any other allowance; and what were the previous payments where any change has taken place since the outbreak of the war?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)

As the answer involves a number of tables of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

disclose to this House information which, at a secret meeting of Conservative Members of this House held recently, he disclosed with regard to naval matters and operations which would prove of interest and inspiration if given to the House of Commons as a whole?

Mr. Churchill

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which the Prime Minister gave yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for East Fife (Mr. Henderson Stewart). I hope to continue the practice of making from time to time full statements to the House on the progress of the war at sea.

Mr. Morgan

May I take it from the answer that the right hon. Gentleman will be prepared to meet Members on this side of the House under conditions similar to those under which he meets Members on the other side, and on a similar status?

Mr. Churchill

If I received an invitation, I should have the greatest pleasure in complying with it.