HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c1932
8. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the recent issue of an official publication by His Majesty's Embassy in Warsaw, bearing an inaccurate title, he will take steps to ensure that all such publications make perfectly clear that they are representative of Great Britain as a whole and not only of one specific part thereof.

Mr. McNeil

I am indebted to the hon. and gallant Gentleman for bringing this point to my notice. I do not think that it would be desirable now to change the title of the publication, but I am instructing our Embassy in Warsaw that where they are officially referring to Great Britain they should use the Polish word for Great Britain.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Will the right hon. Gentleman extend that to other Embassies all over the world in order to make sure?

Mr. McNeil

I am as concerned as the hon. and gallant Gentleman to see that English is correctly used, and in this particular; most correctly used.

Professor Savory

Surely, the proper title is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"?

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