14 FEBRUARY 1941, Page 3

The important and emerging point is that hundreds of thousands

of citizens must go unrepresented in Parliament. Is this a dangerous condition for democratic Government? Does it imply an unwarrantable increase of power for the Executive? Or, on the other hand, are not these small matters compared with the supreme task of winning the war? If, in his wisdom, the Prime Minister thinks these appointments are right and part of the price to be paid for achieving victory, will the man in the street worry? Ought Parliament itself to worry? Many members are apprehensive and I have no doubt that strong criticisms will be forthcoming. It will be for the Government to make their case.

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