HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 cc1789-90
22. Mr. Hulbert

asked the Prime Minister whether he can make a statement of the result achieved by the Vansittart Propaganda Committee?

Mr. Butler

The Committee for the Co-ordination of British Publicity Abroad, of which Sir Robert Vansittart is chairman, seeks to encourage and co-ordinate the day to day activities of Government Departments and outside bodies, especially the British Council, the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Travel and Industrial Development Association, which are concerned with different forms of British national publicity in foreign countries. The committee has also surveyed the whole question and submitted certain recommendations, which are at present under consideration.

Miss Rathbone

May we know what financial means this committee have at their disposal? Can they carry on this propaganda if they have no money?

Mr. Butler

I should require notice of that question.

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