HC Deb 20 February 1922 vol 150 cc1535-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total estimated cost of the Publicity Departments attached to the War Office, Colonial Office, Admiralty, Board of Trade, and Foreign Office in the year ending 31st March next?


The total estimated cost of the publicity sections attached to these Departments during the current financial year is as follows:

War Office 1,500
Colonial Office 450
Board of Trade 465
News Department, Foreign Office 46,712
The functions of the last-named Department are confined to keeping in touch with the Press of foreign countries and correcting misapprehensions abroad in regard to British actions and policy. The Admiralty have no Publicity Department. Such publicity work as may arise is performed by an officer on the naval staff in addition to his normal daties, and no additional cost is involved