HC Deb 02 February 1943 vol 386 cc745-6
43. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been directed to the work of the United States Capital National Resources Planning Board; whether he will take steps to make their report available to the House; whether he has considered the need for setting up a similar organisation in this country; and what action has been taken to make similar investigations and preparations?

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, there are not sufficient copies available at present, but my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will inquire from His Majesty's Ambassador in Washington whether this can be arranged. As regards the remainder of the Question, the general supervision of the work which is proceeding on similar lines in this country is in the hands of my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister without Portfolio, who made a general statement on the subject in the Debate on the Address on 1st December.