§ 23. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Home Secretary whether he will now take steps to suppress all Communist activities 1071 which are subversive of this country's war effort?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
As indicated in my statement on 22nd January, while it is the policy of the Government to make the minimum use of methods of repressing expressions of minority opinions, they fully recognise that appropriate action must be taken against any persons, whatever their political creed, who place impediments in the way of our war effort and thus help the enemy.