HC Deb 18 February 1943 vol 386 c1945
70. Mr. Woods

asked the Minister of Information the number of copies sold of the publication "Front Line, 1940–1941," both here and abroad.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information (Mr. Thurtle)

On 17th February the trade orders for the United Kingdom edition of "Front Line" stood at 1,703,500, of which 1,489,000 have been supplied and the rest are printing. It is estimated that between 70,000 and 75,000 of this edition are being distributed abroad, either commercially or officially. "Front Line" is also being published locally in a number of overseas countries, including the United States and China, and it is hoped to conclude arrangements to produce here a Russian edition for sale in the Soviet Union.

Mr. Woods

I think the House will appreciate the value of this publication. I should like to know if a proper expression of appreciation will be conveyed to the compilers of this best seller?

Mr. Thurtle

I should like to have notice of that Question.