HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1520-1
36. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

asked the Home Secretary whether he can now make a statement on the Fire Order?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am not in a position at present to add to the first part of the Answer which I gave my hon. Friend on 24th July in reply to a Question on this subject.

Mr. Lindsay

Will my right hon. Friend be able to make a decision shortly? Does he remember that six weeks ago I brought to his notice cases given by the warden of Toynbee Hall and much on the same lines as the case mentioned by the hon. Member for Whitechapel (Mr. James Hall) earlier in Questions?

Mr. Morrison

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that I am anxious to make a statement as soon as possible, but I think the House will agree that it is important to clear up amicably the discussions now proceeding with the employers and the Trades Union Congress.