HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 cc704-5
42. Mr. MacLaren

asked the Parlia mentary Secretary to the Ministry of In formation whether in the reorganization of those departments which specially deal with Near East, Middle East and India, he is enlisting the assistance of any orientals in these departments so as to ensure that British propaganda and other forms of publicity may be undertaken with due regard to oriental psychology?

Sir E. Grigg

Every information section attached to British posts in the Near and Middle East employs persons who are nationals of the country in which they work; while in the Ministry itself the appropriate sections have frequent advice and assistance from such persons. In India, the Ministry works in the closest co-operation with the Bureau of Public Information, Government of India, the staff of which is largely Indian.

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