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LABOUR PRIORITIES

Urgent Needs Will Come Before Nationalisation WINNING WAR AND HOUSING Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, July 29. The new Government believes that there must be peace on the Continent and at home before more sweeping plans of Socialism are attempted, says the Daily Express political .correspondent. They are, therefore, putting housing before nationalisation and have already decided on five priorities: (1) Winning the war against Japan; (2) an intensive housing campaign; (3) speeding up demobilisation to make manpower available for reconstruction; building up production for home as well as overseas markets; and (5) social insurance and nationalisation of key industries. Mr. Attlee, Mr. Morrison and other Labour leaders support this plan, for which they are prepared to fight should other over-eager members of the party object to that order of priorities. Mr. Arthur Greenwood, who, as Lord Privy Seal, will be in supreme charge of the housing problems, will begin a housing drive immediately. After arranging supplies of timber and other materials he will be confronted with the problem of labour which, in addition to housing, is required to restore normal peacetime production. These urgent needs indicate a speeding up of demobilisation. , The new Service Ministers will be instructed that every man who is not fully employed in the forces shall be released for civil employment.

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LABOUR PRIORITIES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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LABOUR PRIORITIES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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