HC Deb 12 May 1943 vol 389 c634W
Mr. W. Brown

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the failure to resolve the coal crisis within the limits set by the private ownership of mines in Britain, the Government will now reconsider its position and make preparations for the nationalisation of the mines?

Mr. Attlee

I am not prepared to accept the assumption on which this Question is based, and the latter part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.