HC Deb 12 June 1940 vol 361 c1244
6. Sir Irving Albery

asked the Minister of Information, in view of the importance of the national broadcasting services in time of war, whether he will take steps to acquire every necessary measure of control over news services and propaganda so as to be fully responsible to this House for the same?

Mr. Cooper

I am satisfied that the willingness and efficiency with which the B.B.C. carry out my directions, whether general or particular, on all matters considered to be in the national interest, give me such control as is necessary over news and propaganda in time of war.

Sir I. Albery

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his statement in this House last night, and his recent broadcast, have caused considerable anxiety?

Captain Vyvyan Adams

And much approval, too.