Oral Answers to Questions — Church Bells (Ringing)

– in the House of Commons on 17th December 1942.

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now make any statement concerning church bells, having in mind both the general demand for a more effective form of invasion warning and the immediate desire of many of the public that the bells shall be rung on Christmas morning?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

It is hoped that an announcement will be made very shortly.

Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that a week ago he said that there was no danger of the question not being settled before Christmas, and is he aware that Christmas is coming?

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

Will the right hon. Gentleman ring the bells if there is an announcement of the death of Hitler?