HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc21-2
45. Sir H. Williams

asked the Prime Minister if he will arrange that when delegates are next appointed to the Council of Europe the action shall be taken not by announcement but by Motion, as in the case of a Select Committee.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The Consultative Assembly will not meet again until August next year. There is, therefore, ample time to consider this question. When the next delegation is selected the suggestion of the hon. Member will be borne in mind.

Sir H. Williams

Having regard to the fact that these delegates were supposed to represent this Chamber, ought not this Chamber to take some part in their appointment, instead of the announcement being made by the Prime Minister?

The Prime Minister

The hon. Gentleman is only putting the same Question in another way.