HC Deb 14 November 1944 vol 404 cc1781-2
38. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War when the public relations committee of E.N.S.A. last met.

Sir J. Grigg

This is a question of internal E.N.S.A. administration about which I am not officially informed.

Sir J. Lucas

In view of the fact that this committee is supposed to meet once a month, and has not met for a year, would it not avoid such controversies as there are about E.N.S.A. in India—or the lack of it—if this committee did meet?

Sir J. Grigg

The publicity they give themselves has nothing to do with me; what I am concerned with is the amount of entertainment they provide.

Sir H. Williams

Surely a body in receipt of public funds, over which there is Ministerial control, must supply information if the Minister needs it?

Sir J. Grigg

Only in so far as the information is required in connection with the purposes for which they get the public funds.