HC Deb 13 March 1940 vol 358 c1159
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of proposing to the French Government that a joint session of the British and French Parliaments, or delegation therefrom, should be held with a view to emphasising the political unity between the two peoples in the present struggle?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)

The unity of purpose and complete co-operation between this country and France having already been so clearly achieved, it would not seem necessary to have recourse to the hon. Member's suggestion, particularly as the Franco-British Parliamentary Group offers a useful opportunity for unofficial co-operation between the two Parliaments

Mr. Mander

Would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to consider any representations which may be made to him on the subject from Members of Parliament who are interested in the question?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir, certainly.

Mr. Hannah

In order to prevent prolixity, would it not be a good thing to return to the mediaeval custom of having the speeches in Latin?