HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c1097
30. Mr. Butcher

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will suspend further insertions of the advertisement issued by his Department containing the statement, "Now we re at last on the road towards prosperity and greater comfort," until fuel, food, clothing and houses are in more plentiful supply.

Mr. Shinwell

No, Sir.

Mr. Butcher

Are we to understand from the right hon. Gentleman that the Press and publicity officers of his Department have been infected by his own irresponsibility?

Mr. Shinwell

My answer to the hon. Gentleman is that we are more assured of future prosperity for the people of this country than ever we were when Conservative Governments were in office.