HC Deb 14 March 1946 vol 420 c1286
62. Mrs. Castle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that facilities for photographing the nationalised Bank of England have been refused by the Bank to a British magazine at the same time as similar facilities have been accorded to a U.S. magazine; and if he will undertake that in future there shall be no discrimination between British and U.S. publications in the granting of such facilities.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Dalton)

I regard this as a matter for the Court of Directors and I am not prepared to interfere with their discretion.

Mrs. Castle

May I take it that the Chancellor is saying that he is not prepared to see that the nationalised Bank of England cooperates with the British Press in giving publicity to this new nationalised service?

Mr. Dalton

Interference in relatively small matters of day to day administration is not part of the Socialist policy of His Majesty's Government.

Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite

Has any change occurred in the external or internal appearance of the Bank of England or to the noble Lord Catto since nationalisation?

Mr. Wilson Harris

Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that he will afford all possible facilities for photographing the nationaliser of the Bank of England?