§ 57. Mr. Craven-Ellis
asked the Prime Minister whether consideration was given to the present full time and heavy responsibilities of the members of the new Production Executive when their appointments were made; and as to whether a greater contribution to the organisation of total war would have been for the members of this executive to devote their full time to the important matter of production?
§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the country is not satisfied with having this Committee as a part-time body? As we are organising total war, does he not consider that it should be a whole-time Committee?
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir, I have strong views on this matter and have had some experience on which to form them, and I should certainly be ready to discuss the matter in debate; but it would be very foolish, as we are to have a two-days' Debate, to begin dabbling with the subject by means of questions and answers.