HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 cc148-9
14. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affair, whether he has seen the supplement to a review of the Foreign Press, Series A., No. 86, on Rudolf Hess, published by the Foreign Research and Press Service, of Chatham House; and what steps he is taking in view of the fact that it is undesirable that a statement so sympathetic to Hess should be published by a Government-subsidised organisation?

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir. But I would point out that the views expressed in the Supplement to which the hon. Member refers are the views of the German Press and not of the Foreign Research and Press Service.

Colonel Gretton

Is it a fact, as alleged in the Question, that Chatham House is supported by Government subsidy?

Mr. Eden

I think the Foreign Research and Press Service is; but the point is, of course, that what they were doing was quoting the German Press.