HC Deb 08 August 1940 vol 364 c455W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the loss of public morale resulting from the shutting down of dancing and all forms of sport in France from the outbreak of war, he will give an assurance that, subject to military necessity and national requirements, the enjoyment of such facilities in moderation will not be interfered with in this country?

Sir J. Anderson

I see no difficulty in giving the assurance desired, which indeed represents the policy followed by the Government since the outbreak of war.