HC Deb 10 February 1943 vol 386 c1295
17. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production the number of meetings of a public, private and works character which he has addressed in his capacity as Minister of Aircraft Production since he took up his present appointment?

Sir S. Cripps

The numbers in the first two categories mentioned in the Question are "Two" and "None", respectively. As regards the third, I have addressed the main body of the workers at six factories and met with the joint production committees at fifteen.

Mr. Liddall

Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman find addressing these meetings a handicap or otherwise to the efficient administration of his Department?

Sir S. Cripps

I can only give the hon. Member the opinion of the managements of the factories, who have uniformly thanked me for addressing their workers.

Mr. Quintin Hogg

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that his speeches are very much appreciated, both in the factories and outside?