HC Deb 28 November 1912 vol 44 c1504W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to a book, entitled "The Declining Birth Rate," containing various controversial statements, written by Dr. Newsholme, with the addition below the title of the words "Principal of the Medical Officers of the Local Government Board"; whether it is in accordance with precedent for Government officers to use their official position in this way; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take?


I have seen the book referred to, which was published a year ago. I understand that the title-page and cover were not submitted to Dr. Newsholme in proof, and that, as soon as he saw them, he wrote to the editor with a view to the removal of his official designation from the work. Directions were at once given for this to be done in all subsequent editions. The first edition had already been printed.