§ 42. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Prime Minister if he will move to appoint a Select Committee that shall have authority to send for persons and papers, to inquire into the future of the Parliamentary 2168 machinery and consider how it should best be adapted to meet the post-war needs and, while preserving the rights of Private Members, function with speed and efficiency.
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir, I do not think I have anything to add to what I have said. Of course, I always endeavour to assimilate information from the public Press and to gather wisdom wherever I can, and the forthcoming Debate on the Adjournment, although a short one, may throw new light on the difficulties.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Does my right hon. Friend always consider "The Times" to be a well informed newspaper.