§ 46. Mr. Denville
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consult the will of the House with a view to reducing the number of its meetings except for vitally essential business, to enable Members to take on war work in their constituencies or where they reside?
§ Mr. Attlee
In view of the amount of essential business which has to be disposed of, I see no possibility at present of reducing the number of sittings of the House. As the House sits only three days a week, I hope that hon. Members will find that they have time to undertake work of national importance in their constituencies or elsewhere.
§ Sir William Davison
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that academic Debates in this House on three days a week necessitate the attendance of Ministers of the Crown who would be much better employed in their Departments in the winning of the war?