HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 c2318
43. Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish the report of the Committee which was set up to investigate the working of the British Council.

Mr. Bevin

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the confidential report presented by Sir Find later Stewart last February to the then Foreign Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The report is confidential and it is not proposed at present to publish it. A statement will, however, be made after a decision is taken regarding the organisation of overseas publicity services.

Mr. Pickthorn

Will the statement be made in a form which can be debated?

Mr. Bevin

I cannot answer that now.