28 JUNE 1940, Page 3

Next week we shall have more important statements and debates

on the new Overseas Reception Board and on Agricul- ture, nor is there any serious diminution in the number of questions put to Ministers. In a word, Parliament is essential ; its ways are changing, as indeed they should ; it will insist on further fundamental changes in many Departments connected with the war ; it knows that the country is not yet properly organised, either in personnel or in equipment. It cannot go to the Right, as in France. Above all, it demands ruthless efficiency and straight speech.