15 MAY 1941, Page 3

The Week in Parliament

Our Parliamentary correspondent writes : —The great debate is over, the real debates have not begun, nor have the inquests into many questions which are agitating Parliament. I am fairly safe in saying that no major problem of modern Govern- ment falls neatly into one particular department, certainly not Economic Warfare, certainly not supply, certainly not Civil Defence. It is therefore quite useless and inappropriate for Ministers to come down to the House of Commons and defend their departments with elaborate figures, when members are anxious to know the facts and help solve the problems.