§ 37. Mr. JOWETT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many speakers the 1002 War Aims Committee is employing at a weekly salary or upon an engagement for longer periods; and what salaries are being paid to them?
Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made in the course of the Debate on Tuesday last to the effect that it is not considered advisable to give details either of expenditure or of personal employment in connection with this work. The opinion of the House was very definitely expressed in the Debate referred to.
54. Mr. KING asked
the Chancellor of the Exchequer who will be in charge of the literary work of the National War Aims Committee; whether an editor has been appointed at a salary of £1,500 or less; and whether, in accordance with the new Regulation under the Defence of the Realm Act, his name will be appended to all the articles, pamphlets, leaflets, and other published matter from his pen?
In regard to the first two points raised in the question I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for West Bradford. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative, though, of course, all publications will bear the imprint of the Committee.
The opinion of the House was expressed on this matter very definitely in the Debate last Tuesday.