HC Deb 12 June 1941 vol 372 c312
45. Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of visiting one or two munitions factories in the country, as it would encourage the workers to make even a greater effort in their work?

The Lord President of the Council (Sir John Anderson)

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has already been to several munition factories and tries to find at least one day each week to visit bombed centres or see the troops and the defences. He hopes to do more.

Viscountess Astor

Is it not true that a great many people think the Prime Minister goes round the country too often, and is it not wrong that the House of Commons should urge him to do this? He ought to be on his job. The right hon. gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) did not do it during the last war.

Sir Smedley Crooke

But would not visits to men and women in aircraft factories give them an opportunity of showing their loyalty to the Prime Minister and their supreme confidence in his leadership?

Sir J. Anderson

I am sure that in this matter the House should leave it to my right hon. Friend.