HL Deb 20 June 1940 vol 116 cc653-4

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Caldecote, I beg to move the Resolution which stands on the Paper in his name.

Moved to resolve, That the sitting of the House this day on the statement on Home Defence and the debate thereon, be secret.—(Lord Snell.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

The Official Reporter then withdrew.

House in Secret Session.

THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (LORD CROFT) then made a statement to the House. At its close, His Lordship moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee to consider the said statement.

Motion agreed to and ordered accordingly.

House in Committee accordingly.

After debate, House resumed.

House adjourned at twenty-six minutes past eleven o'clock.