HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 cc2113-4
47. Sir T. Moore

asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to enlarge his choice of future Ministers, he will consider taking immediate steps to enable Ministers sitting in either House of Parliament to speak in both while restricted to voting in one? The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain): I can only say that I have noted my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion.

Sir T. Moore

As this is a very important matter just now, may I ask my right hon. Friend two questions? Does he think that the adoption of my suggestion could be achieved by a Resolution of both Houses of Parliament; and does he not realise that the adoption of my suggestion would give him a pool of very great ability and experience from the other House which does not actually exist in any quarter of this House?

Mr. Mander

May I put a question to the Prime Minister?

Mr. Speaker

We cannot spend any more time upon this Question.