HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 cc1411-2
46. Mr. Osborne

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider arranging a series of non-party B.B.C. broadcasts by leaders of the main political parties to concentrate the nation's attention on the realities of our desperate economic position and to call for the extra 10 per cent. production which is needed to save us from further cuts in food and other basic necessities.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

I am glad to say that the B.B.C. is already devoting much time to programmes calling attention to the gravity of our economic position and the need for extra production. I am not certain that the method suggested would be the most effective way of achieving the object which the hon. Member has in mind.

Mr. Osborne

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the Chancellor of the Exchequer's appeal on the wireless on the economic situation could be emphasised and strengthened if Members of other parties gave similar support?

The Prime Minister

I am always very glad to have support on these matters from Members of other parties.