HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 cc92-3W
Sir W. Smiles

asked the Prime Minister on what date will the Order in Council, made under Section II (2) of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, and the emergency which was the occasion of the passing of that Act, come to an end.

The Prime Minister

As announced today by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, the Government propose to allow this Act to expire on the 24th February next, the date up to which it was renewed by the Emergency (Powers) Act, 1945. There will, therefore, be no necessity for any Order in Council under Section II (2) of the Act.