HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1653W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the great value that the daily review of the foreign Press has been during the War and at the present time; and whether he can ensure its continuance with all possible economies and, if necessary, with some arrangement with the Foreign Office?


I would refer to the statement made by my right hon. Friend in the Debate on Tuesday evening, to the effect that directions have been given which will ensure the extinction, without leaving a trace behind, of this admirable Department, which has done most excellent work, and which is an organism the lack of which and the loss of which we shall live to regret, but which we simply cannot afford to keep going at present.