HL Deb 16 October 1940 vol 117 cc526-7

LORD FARINGDON had given Notice that he would call attention to the case of Dr. Vladimir Clementis, and ask His Majesty's Government the reason for his internment. The noble Lord said: My Lords, owing to the vagaries of the post it appears that this question, though posted last week, only arrived last night, and it has been represented to me that a more satisfactory answer could be given were I to postpone my question until your Lordships' next sitting day. This I have, therefore, consented to do, but in doing so I have to register a protest which I believe your Lordships would wish me to register. This question concerns a matter which, amongst others, I raised before the Recess, and to-day, as yet, I have received no answer whatsoever, though the noble Duke who replied for the Home Office promised me that all these points should be answered by the Department. I think your Lordships will agree with me that it is an intolerable situation if a Government Department is to be permitted to ignore subjects that are raised in Parliament.


I think this would be a convenient time for the House to adjourn during pleasure.

House adjourned during pleasure.

House resumed.