HC Deb 11 February 1942 vol 377 cc1524-5
45. Captain Plugge

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the general disappointment throughout the country and the Empire at the cancellation of his announced broadcast for 22nd January on his visit to America, and of the broadcasting energy lost to the war effort on the broadcasting stations throughout the world owing to this postponement; and on what date he proposes to make his broadcast to the nation and the Empire?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

My right hon. Friend has not made any arrangements for a broadcast on this subject at the present time.

Mr. Leslie Boyce

Is my right hon. Friend aware that those hon. Members who objected to a record being made of the Prime Minister's speech on that occasion were hopelessly out of touch with the sentiments of the nation?