HC Deb 26 February 1946 vol 419 c1750
72. Mr. Thurtle

asked the Minister of Information how many of each issue of "Soviet News" is published in this country; how often it is published; and if, so far as the British Government is concerned, its editor enjoys complete freedom to publish any kind of propaganda he may think fit.

Mr. Burke

Paper is made available to the Soviet Embassy in London for printing 12,000 copies per issue of the daily "Soviet News" and' 75,000 copies per issue of "Soviet Weekly." The editor enjoys the same freedom as the editor of any British paper in this country.

Mr. Thurtle

Do I understand that there are published in this country in English twice as many issues of this publication as are published in Russia in Russian by the British Government?

Mr. Burke

Yes, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the "British Ally" has 12 pages and the "Soviet News" only four.