HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc576-7
10. Mr. Brooke

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

Sir A. Sinclair

The title of the Royal Air Force officer in question is Air Adviser to the Ministry of Information. I do not consider it desirable to publish the names of officers engaged upon particular duties.

Mr. Nod-Baker

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this Air Adviser gives his whole time to the work of publicity and censorship, or has he other duties as well?

Sir A. Sinclair

He gives his whole time to his duties with the Ministry of Information. I have consulted the Minister of Information on this matter, and he is in complete agreement with me about the appointment of this particular officer.