HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 c373W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Prime Minister whether the speech made by the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, at Newcastle, on 5th March, represents the policy of the Government, when he stated that he hoped that the community would forgo the pleasure of seeing new buildings erected or old buildings reconstructed, in order that the Government programme might not be handicapped and that there might be a flow of remunerative contracts when the peak of the Government's programme had been passed?

The Prime Minister

The statement of my right hon. Friend was, on the face of it, not a statement of policy but an indication, to which neither I nor, I am sure, my hon. and gallant Friend take exception, of one way in which the public might assist both in facilitating the progress of the Government's Defence programme and in promoting continuity of employment in industry over a period of time.

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