§ 62. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the publication, in a paper known as the "Workers' Weekly," of Friday, 25th July, of an open letter addressed to the fighting forces of the 2061 Crown calculated to undermine discipline and to create disaffection; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ 61. Mr. RENTOUL
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the publication, in the "Workers' Weekly" of Friday, 25th July, of an open letter addressed to the fighting forces in which are used expressions of a subversive character and calculated to disturb and undermine discipline in His Majesty's services; and what steps he proposes to take against those responsible for the publication of this, pronouncement?
As I stated yesterday, my right hon. Friend is considering whether any action is called for in this matter.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is it not a fact that this letter was reported in the Press five days ago, and is it not about time the Home Secretary made up his mind?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Will the Home Secretary, in considering this matter, also consider the fiasco which followed the prosecution of Tom Mann and others for issuing a similar pamphlet some years ago?
§ Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELD
Is it not the fact that the editor of the "Workers' Weekly" is only trying to do what the Prime Minister wished to do during the War?