Oral Answers to Questions — Chained Prisoners of War

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

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now make any statement respecting the chaining of prisoners?

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make a further statement on the subject of the chaining of prisoners?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is not yet in a position to make a further statement.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

Is it not better to spend money on bombs than chains?

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Can the right hon. Gentleman given any approximate time when such a Question might be addressed to him or to his right hon. Friend the Prime Minister again, as it is a very serious matter indeed?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My hon. Friend may put the Question down for the first of the next series of Sitting Days. I cannot guarantee anything further, but I think he might put the Question down then.

Viscountess Astor:

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the extraordinary feeling there is in this country about the mistake the Government are making?