HC Deb 12 March 1946 vol 420 cc951-2
67. Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General, as representing the Ministry of Information, why the machinery of the Ministry was used to circulate to the Press the full report of the speech made on 5th March at Fulton, Missouri, by the right hon. Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill).

Mr. Burke

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given yesterday to the hon. Member for Maldon (Mr. Driberg) by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Mr. Hutchinson

Could the hon. Gentleman be more explicit, in view of the statement by the Lord President of the Council on 19th February about the circulation of his speech by the Ministry of Information? Are we to assume that the prohibition of the circulation of speeches of a political character extends merely to the speeches made by Members on this side of the House?

Mr. Burke

I think my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister was very explicit yesterday, and very full.