§ 41. Mr. Montague
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the published notices on His Majesty's Ship "Resolution" and other naval ships warning men against Communist propaganda and instructing them to surrender leaflets and other material if received have had any recent result; and whether similar notices and instructions are or will be issued respecting Fascist propaganda?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
Subversive literature is occasionally found in His Majesty's ships and establishments, but it is not possible to say whether its discovery is a direct result of the published notices. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member's question, steps will be taken to deal with subversive literature emanating from any other source should the need arise.
§ Mr. Montague
Does the hon. Gentleman's reply mean that propaganda of the Communist party is necessarily and always subversive? What is the meaning of "subversive"?
Does the hon. Gentleman really mean, by subversive propaganda, any propaganda that the Government do not like?