Post-War Reconstruction.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Ridley Mr George Ridley , Clay Cross

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements are being made for carrying on the work in connection with post-war reconstruction formerly entrusted to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood).

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Perhaps my hon. Friend will be good enough to await the announcement which will be made in due course.

Photo of Mr George Ridley Mr George Ridley , Clay Cross

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the matter dealt with in the Question is one of great concern to many Members of this House, and will he realise the need for taking the earliest possible opportunity of making a statement which will allay anxiety?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The Prime Minister is very fully aware of the desire for a statement, and I can assure my hon. Friend that it will be made very soon.

Photo of Mr George Ridley Mr George Ridley , Clay Cross

May I press my right hon. Friend to say exactly what he means by "very soon"?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I do not think I can define "very soon" more than that.