HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1966-7
30. Captain Longhurst

asked the Minister of Information on what scale and in what countries the pamphlet, "What Britain has done," has been distributed; and whether this publication has been translated into Russian.

Mr. Bracken

Copies of this reference booklet have been sent to the Ministry's 46 missions overseas. Our representatives use the material contained in it in whatever way they think most suitable. It has also been widely distributed in the Dominions. With regard to the last part of the Question, "What Britain has done" has not been printed in the Russian language, but many of the points contained in it have already appeared in the official British Government newspapers circulated in the U.S.S.R.

31. Captain Longhurst

asked the Minister of Information whether he will make available in this country the series of pamphlets giving 50 facts about various aspects of Britain's war effort, which are at present available only in the U.S.A.

Mr. Bracken

Much of the material contained in these pamphlets has already been widely circulated in this country in the pamphlet entitled "What Britain has done." The serious shortage of paper prevents our distributing to the public at home the numerous reference booklets which have been prepared for circulation overseas.