HC Deb 18 April 1944 vol 399 c12
24. Colonel Medlicott

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that His Majesty's Stationery Office poster No. 51–4512 is resented by many members of the Home Guard; and will he endeavour to prevent any further copies from being issued.

Sir J. Grigg

The poster was issued originally in response to a request from a Home Guard source, but, in view of the difference of opinion about it, instructions were sent out on 6th April that no further copies of it should be issued.

Colonel Medlicott

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied, generally speaking, that the attendance of the Home Guard at parades is satisfactory?

Sir J. Grigg

Generally speaking, yes. There are of course exceptions.

Mr. Evelyn Walkden

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many men of good standing in the Home Guard approved of the poster?