HC Deb 25 July 1944 vol 402 c586
48. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to continue the National Service Acts on the conclusion of hostilities with Germany.

Mr. Attlee

Yes, Sir, they will operate throughout the present emergency which will not end until after the defeat of both Germany and Japan.

Mr. Bellenger

Would my right hon. Friend reconsider that point of view, as both in the military Forces and amongst the civil population it is felt that there will not be the necessity for the same rigorous application of these Acts on the conclusion of hostilities with Germany?

Mr. Attlee

I think we had better postpone those views until we hear all the facts.