"Daily Worker."

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 6th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr Norman Bower Mr Norman Bower , Harrow

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the recent raising of the ban on the Communist Party in India, he will now reconsider the question of removing the ban on the publication of the "Daily Worker" in this country?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am not unaware of the action recently taken in India, but I do not think that that action is a conclusive argument for removing the ban on the publication of the "Daily Worker" in this country.

Photo of Mr Norman Bower Mr Norman Bower , Harrow

In view of the fact that the ban on the Communist party's newspapers in India has also been lifted, does not my right hon. Friend think it would be consistent to deprive the "Daily Worker" of the benefits of martydom and give it one more chance?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

It does not follow that what is expedient in India is expedient in Great Britain. I must consider the matter on its merits as affecting this country.