HC Deb 23 March 1943 vol 387 c1468
46. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an undertaking that no answer will be given to any proposals made by the Axis Powers to His Majesty's Government for the termination of hostilities before the House of Commons has had an opportunity of expressing its opinions thereon?

The Prime Minister

An assurance of this kind would be contrary to constitutional usage, by which such issues are reserved to the Crown, acting on the advice of Ministers, who are themselves responsible to Parliament for their conduct.