HC Deb 19 December 1941 vol 376 c2263W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the perils of the present situation, he will call for a comprehensive revision of all activities, such as propaganda for a negotiated peace, absenteeism, waste and extravagance in the expenditure of public money and time wastage, incompatible with maximum national effort against our enemies; and will he exercise the powers the Government has to the full against offenders?

Mr. Attlee

His Majesty's Government is constantly on the alert to combat activities which may impede the national effort, and does not hesitate to use its powers to the full in appropriate cases.