§ FRIDAY, 8TH JUNE—Consideration of Private Members' Bills.
§ Mr. Ede
I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for having given me verbal notice that he proposed to put this question. I tried to get in touch with the Foreign Secretary to see if I could give the right hon. Gentleman a definite answer, but I have been unable to do so. However, I am quite sure that my right hon. Friend intends to stand by the pledge he gave the House and I will let him know that the right hon. Gentleman is concerned about getting an early statement.
§ Mr. Churchill
Can the Leader of the House give us any idea when the Government will be able to make a further statement on the subject of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Commands?
§ Mr. Churchill
Yes, but I was asking whether the answer could have some relation to the time factor. How much longer are we to wait?
§ Mrs. Middleton
In view of the fact that certain recommendations of the Zachary Cope Report on auxiliary medical services are being stabilised by legislation passed before the House has had a chance of considering the Report, will 412 my right hon. Friend make provision for the consideration of that Report at an early date?
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is on the Order Paper a Motion calling attention to the need to secure a cease fire in Korea and also dealing with our relations with China? In view of the great importance of the question of Korea and China will he give serious attention to allotting time to the discussion of that Motion?
§ [That this House approves of the recent statement of the Secretary of State for War stressing the dangers to world peace and the futility of extending the Korean war to China and resulting bombardment and bombing of the Chinese cities and the slaughter of millions of their inhabitants; declares that the time has come to end the war in Korea and that His Majesty's Government should take further immediate steps to initiate negotiations for a cease fire, for the withdrawal of foreign armies, and for measures of relief and reconstruction to repair the destruction and ravages of war and to alleviate the sufferings of the Korean people.]
§ Mr. Osborne
In view of the great anxiety in the country about the ever-increasing cost of living, will the right hon. Gentleman find time for a debate on the problem of wages, dividends and general prices?