§ 60. Mr. BUXTON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the advertisement announcing a meeting of the National War Aims propaganda at Manchester on 12th June, at which the chief speaker announced was Carlton, who was described as the world's famour conjurer; and whether he will give the reasons for adopting such methods of putting forward the high aims of the Allies?
§ 70. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the advertisement in a Manchester paper of a War Aims meeting in which the list of speakers is headed by a person described as a conjurer; and can he state why this man was engaged for a war aims meeting?
Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
The advertisement in question has only just been handed to me. I admit that the form is somewhat injudicious and liable to misunderstanding, and I will draw the attention of the local committee to it. The gentleman referred to, however, is a good speaker, and gives his services voluntarily wherever the pursuit of his ordinary vocation takes him.
§ Mr. BUXTON
Will my hon. and gallant Friend direct local committees that the announcement of meetings shall be put in a serious form?
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
May I ask whether the "world's famous conjurer" acts as art understudy to the Foreign Secretary?