HC Deb 24 January 1949 vol 460 cc560-1
50. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the 6,000-word document which has been issued from the Communist Party headquarters, a copy of which has been sent to him, calling for greater Communist activity in factories and incitement to sabotage national recovery; and what action does he propose to take to prevent such damage to our industrial recovery.

The Prime Minister

I have seen the document to which the hon. Member refers. The Government are confident that the good sense of the general body of workers in the trade union movement in the factories will prevent the success of any efforts to cause disruption.

Sir W. Smithers

Does not the right hon. Gentleman realise that in this cold war, Communists take their orders from the enemy, are traitors, and should be treated as such?

Mr. W. J. Brown

Could a copy of this document, which I understand is a secret document, be made available in the Library?

Sir W. Smithers

I will give the hon. Gentleman one.

Mr. Piratin

Is the Prime Minister aware that if the hon. Member opposite, or any other hon. Member, wishes to have a copy, they have merely to ask me and they will get one by return of post? Is he further aware that if the House will read and study this document, the House will benefit and will be better able to guide this country?