Oral Answers to Questions — Conferences.

– in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered an advertisement in the Press, on 15th July, of which particulars have been sent to him, asking for accommodation for 200 conference delegates; and whether, in view of the shortage of man-power and of fuel, he proposes to take any action to prevent the holding of such conferences in wartime?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I have seen the advertisement in question. The complete abandonment of conferences would be neither practicable nor desirable, but my Noble Friend the Minister of War Transport has already appealed to the public to restrict conferences to a minimum in view of the strain on public transport.