Oral Answers to Questions — Second Front

– in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered a letter from the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers, Yorkshire Division, demanding the immediate opening of a second front in Europe and pledging its fullest support and cooperation for its ultimate success; and what answer has he returned?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

The hon. Member sent me a copy of the communication to which he refers; its receipt was acknowledged.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Would my right hon. Friend be kind enough to inform me, and the House, what form the acknowledgment took, and whether he proposes to do anything about it? [Interruption].

Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth

Does not the Question raise matters whose military and strategical value may be very great, and is the right hon. Gentleman willing—[Interruption].

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

I am trying to be as pleasant as I can. [Interruption]. Surely I can have an answer?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The hon. Gentleman must accept the answer given.