HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1282-3
47. Dr. Little

asked the Prime Minister whether, on the National Day of Prayer, he will have a Government Order issued that, as far as practicable, work will cease, and all places of entertainment be closed on the appointed day?

Mr. Attlee

No, Sir. The value of the response to His Majesty's call will depend on its being spontaneous, and I do not doubt that the response to that call will be nation-wide.

Dr. Little

As 23rd March has been set apart by His Majesty the King as a Day of Prayer, Intercession and Thanksgiving, should it not be made clear that every hindrance should be taken out of the way, so that all the people in the United Kingdom may be free to respond to the call of His Majesty on the appointed day?

Mr. Attlee

I should like to see that Question on the Paper.