HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 c1747
75. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury whether the cost of printing and publishing a pamphlet entitled "Murder Most Foul," which is at present being distributed gratis throughout the country, has been met from public funds; and, if so, whether the War Aims Committee accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the statements contained in the pamphlet?

Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

The pamphlet has been circulated, among many others, by the National War Aims Committee. It consists of an address delivered by a distinguished American clergyman, circulated widely in America, and reprinted under his own name in this country. The author visited the invaded districts of France to investigate the subject, and most of his statements are made from official records. I have no reason to think that any of them are inaccurate.


Before the Department for which the hon. Gentleman is responsible decided upon publishing this pamphlet, did they make any inquiry into the character and reputation of the writer of this pamphlet?

Captain GUEST

Most certainly.