20 SEPTEMBER 1940, Page 3

The country and Parliament are completely united, but even in

these sombre and yet glorious days it is imperative that the Executive be fully informed of the views of Members, so that Members can exercise an informed influence in the con- stituencies. This will be done. Even more important is this contact now, when communications and transport are more uncertain. Whatever the role of the Ministry of Information, the direct link between Government and people is essential to maintain. Indeed the fact of Parliament meeting is itself a guarantee that one important means of communication remains intact.

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