HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1298-9
49. Mr. T. Johnston

asked the Prime Minister whether he has in contemplation the creation of a ministry or office of propaganda for the purpose of countering the propaganda of the agencies of the Axis Powers, and for the purpose of making effective appeal for a rational peace to the working classes in every country In Europe?

The Prime Minister

I hope to be able to make a full statement on this subject to-morrow.

Mr. Johnston

Would the Prime Minister bear in mind when he makes his statement that very considerable apprehension exists in responsible quarters in the Press that a retired diplomat should be appointed to a post for which he has no previous experience or qualifications?

The Prime Minister

Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will await the statement.