HC Deb 30 August 1926 vol 199 cc2-3
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he has recently sent a message to the American newspapers on the condition of the miners and their families; and whether this message was sent through His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington and in consultation with the Foreign Office?


The statement referred to was sent in response to a specific inquiry from the President of the United Press as to the steps taken by the Government in connection with the relief of distress. The message was not sent through the Ambassador, but was sent with my knowledge and, I need scarcely add, with my full concurrence.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

If any news agency in the world addresses questions of this kind to the Prime Minister, are we to have similar manifestations made on behalf of the Government?