HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 c1411

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has taken steps to ensure the widest diffuson throughout the British Empire and neutral countries generally of the essential facts of the patriotic demonstrations in this country at the close of the second year of the War?


Yes, Sir, I am satisfied that all possible steps have been taken to make the facts referred to widely known throughout neutral countries. With regard to the British Empire, the demonstrations were organised this year, as last, by the Central Committee for National Patriotic Organisations (of which I am the hon. president), under the chairmanship of Mr. Harry Cust, to whom, together with his fellow workers, the Government and the country owe a great debt of gratitude for their unremitting services throughout the War. On both occasions meetings were held in every part of the United Kingdom and of the British Empire, and an identical resolution was passed. Many meetings were also held in the Allied countries.