HC Deb 08 January 1942 vol 377 cc29-30
48. Sir T. Moore

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the critical attitude of the Australian Press and people in regard to the conduct of the war, he will now consider the formation of an Imperial War Cabinet in which the Dominions will be adequately represented?

50 and 51. Mr. Granville

asked the Prime Minister (1) whether it is intended to set up an Allied War Council; if so, where it will meet and at what intervals; and whether such a body will deal with questions affecting a unified command on strategy, policy and supplies;

(2) whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction in Australia with the present machinery for concerting the war effort of the British Commonwealth, particularly in the Pacific; and whether any negotiations have taken place recently with the Australian Government with a view to an Empire War Cabinet, or a more direct voice in discussions on policy and strategy?

53. Mr. J. H. Martin

a asked the Prime Minister whether the setting up of any form of supreme War Council amongst the Allies is in contemplation; and, if so, whether he can give any indication of its nature and location?

Mr. Attlee

With my hon. Friends' permission, I will deal with the matters referred to in all these Questions in the statement which I shall be making later to-day.