13 DECEMBER 1940, Page 3

Another amendment, standing in the name of a score of

Radicals and Independents, was not called. It asked for a closer definition of war-aims. Mr. Silverman was called in the general debate. A careful reading of the Division record shows that a number of members, including Mr. Silverman, abstained. Why? Sir Malcolm Robertson made an interest- ing maiden speech, Sir Percy Harris quoted the famous Times leader, "The Two Scourges," and Mr. Brooke made an in- telligent advocacy for practical war-aims.