§ 48. Sir H. Croft
asked the Prime Minister whether he has consulted with the Leaders of the Opposition as to the advisability of all Ministers and Members of Parliament, when broadcasting during the war, refraining from raising political issues which are calculated to divide the nation or which are repellent to the inhabitants of the British Colonial Empire; and, if not, whether he will consider the possibility of arriving at an honourable understanding on this subject?
§ The Prime Minister
Conversations have been held with Leaders of the Opposition parties regarding the arrangements for broadcasts by Ministers and Members of the Opposition, but the content of a broadcast is a matter for which each individual speaker must accept personal responsibility.
§ Sir H. Croft
In view of the general unanimity of purpose among all parties in the House, is it not possible that something further might be done to prevent an apparent division on what may be minor issues, but what may be political issues to the country as a whole?
§ Sir A. Knox
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a statement was made about Amritsar which has been proved by British judges and jury to be libellous?