HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c1168
59. Major Beamish

asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury if he will call for and publish the evidence which the chairman of the South-West Regional Board for Industry has, that Communists are trying to undermine the will to work and that production has been slowed down by them.

Mr. Jay

I am making inquiries into this. Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member would put down a Question in about 10 days' time.

Major Beamish

Since the Prime Minister has stated clearly that it is the view of the Government that the loyalty of all Communists is suspect, may I ask the Minister whether it is accepted by the Government that it is incumbent upon them to inform the public of the real aims and methods of British Communism?

Mr. Gallacher

Is it not the case that this man was challenged to produce one iota of evidence, that he has utterly failed to do so, and that he is incapable of doing so?