HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 cc863-4
68. Mr. W. A. Robinson

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that a senior official in the Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department has recently bought sterling in New York contrary to the nation's interest; what steps, legal, disciplinary, or otherwise, he proposes to take in regard to this matter and to prevent this civil servant and others from taking such action in future?

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

No, Sir. But if my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars I will look into the matter.

Mr. Robinson

Apart from imparting information does not the hon. Gentleman's Department try to collect it? I have the information which he ought to have and if I supply it, will he act on the lines suggested in my Question?

Mr. Thurtle

The hon. Gentleman will appreciate the fact that it is impossible for me to make an inquiry into any given matter until I know the matter to which he is referring.