HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 c606
68. Mr. Brooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give the name of the senior officer appointed by him to the Ministry of Information to exercise responsibility for passing War Office news for publication, under the arrangement of 3rd July?

Mr. Law

My right hon. Friend does not consider it desirable to give the names of individual officers charged with particular responsibilities.

Mr. Brooke

Can my hon. Friend assure the House that there has been a substantial change in the system of releasing War Office news, such as the Lord President of the Council led the House to expect in the recent Debate?

Mr. Law

I can assure my hon. Friend that the officer representing the War Office at the Ministry of Information is fully competent to take the kind of decision which the Lord President of the Council outlined in his speech.