HC Deb 02 December 1942 vol 385 cc1150-1
45. Sir R. Clarry

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that some honourable recognition, such as a medal or diploma, is now being awarded in Russia and certain other countries for meritorious work on war production; and whether he will consider inaugurating similar awards to both organisations or individuals for efficiency and energy in war work in this country?

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

I am aware of the practice elsewhere; the suggestion made by my hon. Friend has been carefully considered, but it has been decided that a wider use of the awards already instituted would be more suitable, in this country, than the creation of new distinctions.

Captain C. S. Taylor

Is it not a fact that those who do not contribute satisfactorily to the war effort in Russia are subject to the death penalty?

Viscountess Astor


Mr. G. Griffiths

You answer. You know everything.