HC Deb 11 July 1940 vol 362 c1327
47. Miss Rathbone

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give further guidance to the nation as to the part which able-bodied civilians, not members of the Regular or Local Defence Volunteer Forces, should play if enemy invasion materialises, either by passive resistance, by refusing or hiding food, by giving no information or misleading information, or will they be permitted and encouraged to offer active resistance with any weapons they can improvise or that are made available to them?

Mr. Attlee

Yes, Sir. This matter is at present under consideration, and instructions will be issued to the public without delay.

Miss Rathbone

They will be issued, then, before the emergency arises?