HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 cc3511-2
31. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, the position with regard to the preparation of provisional plans for the conscription of industry in war-time, referred to in paragraph 25 of the statement relating to the Report of the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms, 1935–36.

The Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence (Sir Thomas Inskip)

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made in the Debate in this House on 26th May, 1937. The preparation of the necessary plans is under continual consideration and steady progress is being made.

Mr. Mander

Am I not right in thinking that this is one of the recommendations of the Royal Commission which the Government enthusiastically accepted, and can we have a definite statement of progress when the House reassembles?

Sir T. Inskip

I have given a definite statement of the progress that is being made.