HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc621-2
12. Sir C. Cayzer

asked the Prime Minister whether any shorthand records are now being kept by officials of his Department, in order to ascertain whether the recent slanderous broadcasts from German stations on the conduct of British troops in Palestine have now ceased?

Mr. Butler

Arrangements have been in force for a considerable time to obtain accurate data regarding these broadcasts, which, I regret to say, do not yet appear to have ceased.

Sir C. Cayzer

Will my right hon. Friend take an early opportunity of pointing out to the German Government the impossibility of putting the relations between our country and theirs on a better footing, as there can be no confidence as long as this lying propaganda goes on?

Mr. Butler

The position of the British Government remains as stated by the Prime Minister. I would refer my hon. Friend to his statement of 21st November last.

Mr. G. Griffiths

Would it not be wise for the hon. Member for Chester (Sir C. Cayzer) to refrain from asking such questions? Otherwise he will not get an Under-Secretaryship.

Forward to