HC Deb 16 February 1944 vol 397 cc170-1
34. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Minister of Information what steps have been taken to circulate the booklet, "What Britain Has Done," amongst the Allied troops serving in this country

Mr. Bracken

This pamphlet was prepared for use overseas and shortage of paper has prevented any wide distribution in this country. The responsibility for supplying booklets to Allied forces serving in this country belongs to the respective Allied Governments, to whom a limited number of copies have been made available.

Sir T. Moore

Will the Minister bear in mind that this pamphlet has proved the best for stimulating public opinion that has yet been published; and will he do his best to overcome this shortage and get the booklet as widely distributed as possible?

Mr. Bracken

I thank my hon. and gallant Friend, because compliments to the Ministry of Information are valuable, when rated according to scarcity, and I will do my best to fulfil his wish.

Sir W. Davison

Can a copy be placed in the Library?

35. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Information how many copies of the booklet, "What Britain Has Done," have been sent to the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A.; and what arrangements have been made for their distribution.

Mr. Bracken

Successive editions of this reference booklet have been supplied to the Ministry's offices in both the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A. Arrangements for their distribution are in the hands of the local representatives.