Oral Answers to Questions — Day of National Prayer.

– in the House of Commons on 18th March 1942.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint a day, to be kept free from all work, as a national day of prayer for victory for our cause and the defeat of our enemies?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The question of a day of National Prayer is under consideration.

Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

May I ask whether, for that day, there will be issued an appeal to the nation for return to God with humble, penitent hearts and prayer upon their lips seeking His interposition, favour and blessing?

Photo of Mr Robert Morrison Mr Robert Morrison , Tottenham North

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider setting aside a day on which clergymen could do some work for the national effort?