HC Deb 12 June 1941 vol 372 cc331-2
46. Sir George Broadbridge

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider arranging for the immediate appointment of a Minister of Propaganda, experienced in journalism both at home and abroad, who can devote his whole time to this work?

Sir J. Anderson

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister does not propose to adopt this suggestion.

Sir G. Broadbridge

Is it to be understood from that reply that my right hon. Friend is thoroughly satisfied with the way in which the British war effort is put forward in the United States of America and other countries?

Sir J. Anderson

I have answered the Question on the Paper, and I cannot add to it.

Captain Plugge

Are not the present Minister of Information and his Parliamentary Secretary experienced journalists both at home and abroad, and does not the trouble lie in the complete breakdown of our broadcasting system in the international broadcasting field which has handed over to the Axis the monopoly of the Mediterranean and the Middle East so far as medium-wave broadcasting is concerned?

Sir J. Anderson

That goes far beyond the Question on the Paper.