HC Deb 16 July 1942 vol 381 cc1372-3W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking to study the problems of, and prepare for, national measures of post-war reconstruction, particularly in relation to the smooth and rapid transfer of workers from war to peace production, to the demobilisation of officers and men in the Services and their re-establishment in industry and commerce, to the provision of houses, and to the need for an improved educational system?

Mr. Attlee

My right hon. and learned Friend the Paymaster-General is charged with general responsibility for organising and co-ordinating the work on recon- struction problems now being carried out by the various Departments of State. As questions of policy arise they are submitted for consideration to a Committee of Ministers of which the Paymaster-General is Chairman. Subject at all times to the over-riding demands of the war effort, the work is being carried steadily forward on a comprehensive plan, including all the matters to which reference is made in the Question and many others.