HC Deb 10 September 1942 vol 383 c289
48. Mr. W. Brown

asked the Prime Minister whether he can make any statement as to the Government's intentions as to prolonging the life of the present Parliament?

The Prime Minister

A Bill to prolong the life of the present Parliament is being presented to-day.

Sir Percy Harris

Would the Government consider following the precedent of the fourth year of the last war and setting up a Speaker's Conference? I only ask my right hon. Friend to consider that.

The Prime Minister

It is not proposed to take that step on this occasion.