12. Mr. Wilson Harris
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to appoint a new editor of the publication "British Ally."
§ Mr. Bevin
A number of applications, including several submitted by the Ministry of Labour Appointments Department with the co-operation of the National Union of Journalists, have been received and examined. Selected candidates, six in number, were interviewed last Monday. I hope to make an appointment very shortly.
Mr. Wilson Harris
Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear whether this position is one of responsible editor or technical news editor, and with whom the ultimate responsibility for this appointment lies?
§ Sir Stanley Holmes
Has the right hon. Gentleman considered for this position the editor of the "Spectator"?
§ Mrs. Leah Manning
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is at present no British editor of this paper, and in view of its great usefulness and popularity would it be possible for him to hasten both the appointment of a British editor as well as matters at the Moscow end?