HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c818W
Major Braithwaite

asked the Minister of Supply what steps are being taken to examine the effects on output and on cost of production of the suspension of holidays, and of overtime in excess of that being worked to Whitsuntide?

Mr. H. Morrison

There was a marked increase in production, partly to be ascribed to the measures referred to, and partly to increased effort. I do not think it would be practicable to distinguish between these factors. It is too early yet to assess their effect on costs of production.