18 DECEMBER 1936, Page 3

The Prime Minister has acted wisely in not attempting to

make up for the days that had to be given over to the Abdication Bill by prolonging the session. Since the momentous events of last week a great lethargy has come over the House. The debates are thinly attended and question-time produces few sparks. Even for back-benchers the constitutional crisis was a severe strain, and Members feel that not until the New Year can they really adjust themselves to the changes, and concentrate on the heavy programme before them.