Strategy and Production (Co-ordination)

Oral Answers to Questions — United Nations – in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the possibility of setting-up an Allied general staff in London to co-ordinate strategy and to secure effective co-operation between the Allied Governments in the field of production?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has nothing to add to previous statements about arrangements for the co-ordination of Allied strategy and production which have been made on behalf of His Majesty's Government; except that the arrangements already made both in London and Washington for the co-ordination of production are being constantly developed and improved.

Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

Do his Majesty's Government really think that the present machinery for co-ordinating strategy is adequate for the requirements of a global war?

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Would my right hon. Friend consider co-ordinating first, inter-Service strategy before he goes into this wider problem?