HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1051-2
45. Mr. Stokes

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider making a convention with the German Government for the cessation of night-bombing and the bombing of cities; and whether he will take steps to ascertain the opinion of the people of this country on this proposal?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

No, Sir.

Mr. Stokes

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he has observed that the policy now being followed has been described by a competent military critic as "contagious lunacy," and will he ask his right hon. Friend on what grounds he makes the statement that if such a convention were offered, it would not be acceptable to the people of this country?

Mr. Attlee

I am not aware of that statement, and I should have thought that everybody realised that no convention made with the present rulers of Germany would be acceptable.

Mr. Stokes

That is not the point of my Question. [Interruption.] On a point of Order. In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I intend to raise the matter on the Adjournment.

Mr. Mander

It is exactly what Hitler would like.