HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 cc478-9
17. Mr. Hamilton Kerr

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider recommending to the British Broad casting Corporation a daily National Ser vice appeal lasting for five minutes and spoken by different outstanding public men?

Mr. E. Brown

My Department is in constant touch with the British Broadcasting Corporation upon the subject of National Service publicity. The Corporation have given facilities for broadcast talks, discussions and news items dealing with different aspects of National Service. I am sure that similar facilities will continue to be available, and I will see that my hon. Friend's suggestion is not overlooked.

Mr. T. Williams

In connection with invitations to outstanding personalities, will an opportunity be given to some unemployed person to speak?

Mr. Brown

I have no doubt we could find unemployed persons who would be very glad to speak about National Service, as numbers of them have volunteered and are serving now.

47. Sir Arnold Gridley

asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to fix an early day for consideration of the voluntary response to the call for National Service, which the Government agreed in December last should come up for review at the end of March?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

I am not yet in a position to state the date for the Debate on National Service.

Mr. Lunn

Will further financial assistance be given to the local authorities, in view of the circular sent out yesterday, asking them to accelerate their work for Civil Defence?

The Prime Minister

That is a different question. Perhaps the hon. Member will put it down.

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