HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 c1625
43. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Prime Minister whether, when considering the measures proposed for the nationalisation of the steel industry, His Majesty's Government will include in the necessary legislation proposals to nationalise the manufacture of all armaments.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. The manufacture of armaments is not confined to undertakings comprised in the steel industry. My hon. Friend's suggestion, therefore, does not appear to me to be well conceived.

Mr. Elwyn Jones

Does not the Prime Minister agree that the time has now come to prohibit the private manufacture of all armaments?

The Prime Minister

That is another question.