War Production (Broadcast Talks).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 18th March 1942.

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Dr. Russell Thomas:

asked the Minister of Information, whether he will ask the British Broadcasting Corporation to institute a series of broadcasts of encouragement to the various trades concerned with war production, with the object of pointing out the importance of increased production in each trade to the allied cause.

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

The B.B.C. already broadcasts a considerable number of talks of interest and encouragement to industrial workers generally. While I will bring my hon. Friend's suggestion to the attention of the Governors, he will no doubt appreciate that the nature of broadcasting limits the extent to which talks can be addressed to particular sections of the community.

Dr. Thomas:

Will my right hon. Friend do his best in the matter, because I believe that the people of this country really want a more vigorous and inspiring lead from the Government?

Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

Will the right hon. gentleman see that a message is sent to Government Departments, which are muddling things and holding up production?