HL Deb 05 June 1940 vol 116 c500

LORD LAMINGTON had given Notice that he would ask whether, in connection with the reply given by His Majesty's Government on February 21 last, the Government would say whether any Government Department, and if so which, has adopted the twenty-four-hour method; and move for Papers.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, owing to some misunderstanding, which has resulted in the Notice not being as long as I had intended, His Majesty's Government are not in a position to give a reply to my question to-day. In view of the fact that I regard the matter as of some importance, and since I cannot be in London after to-night, I propose to ask for a written answer to the question. I therefore do not propose to make any Motion now.

House adjourned at five minutes past four o'clock.