HC Deb 23 July 1942 vol 382 c164
23. Captain Gammans

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered an advertisement in the Press, on 15th July, of which particulars have been sent to him, asking for accommodation for 200 conference delegates; and whether, in view of the shortage of man-power and of fuel, he proposes to take any action to prevent the holding of such conferences in wartime?

Mr. H. Morrison

I have seen the advertisement in question. The complete abandonment of conferences would be neither practicable nor desirable, but my Noble Friend the Minister of War Transport has already appealed to the public to restrict conferences to a minimum in view of the strain on public transport.