HC Deb 18 July 1944 vol 402 cc26-7
52. Commander King-Hall

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government is taking any steps to continue the National Government which is necessary if the economic ends, mentioned in Cmd. 6527 on Employment Policy, are to be achieved.

The Prime Minister

I am not thinking of bringing the system of compulsory service, or even the power of direction to civilian work, into the political theatre.

Commander King-Hall

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that it is impossible to separate the economic ends, set out in the White Paper, from certain political means to bring them about? Will he give the House his opinion on whether, as a result of experience——

Mr. Speaker

Opinions may not be asked for in a question, but only facts.