Defence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1948.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western 12:00 am, 1st March 1948

On a point of Order, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. May I ask you whether the Amendment standing in my name and the name of the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Piratin), namely—leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add: deeply concerned at the serious economic crisis facing this country, and the need to utilise the Nation's manpower in useful production, rejects the White Paper (Command Paper No. 7327), as the huge defence commitments are crippling the Nation's recovery, and calls for the immediate cutting of the Armed Forces to 500,000"— will be called later on in the Debate?