HC Deb 12 February 1951 vol 484 cc23-4
44. Mr. McAdden

asked the Attorney-General whether he has considered a chain letter, a copy of which has been sent to him, which is being sent to Class Z reservists inciting them not to obey their instructions for recall; and what action he proposes taking in the matter.

The Attorney-General

Yes, Sir. I am examining the position in this matter, which may constitute a conspiracy to cause disaffection among the members of His Majesty's Reserve Forces, but I have not yet decided what, if any, action to take.

Mr. McAdden

Has the right hon. and learned Gentleman made inquiries about the organisers of this chain letter? Is it, perhaps, a Communist run organisation called the Ex-Servicemen's Movement for Peace?

The Attorney-General

Yes, we have made inquiries into the origin of the matter, and I think it started with a gentleman who is connected with that association and is an official of the "Daily Worker."

Mr. Emrys Hughes

What exactly is a chain letter? Is it a letter to the Class Z reservists from the Ministry of Labour?