§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information what steps were taken, in view of the large Dutch population of South Africa, to publish the details of the sinking of the steamship "Simon Bolivar" in that country?
§ Sir E. Grigg
My Noble Friend is satisfied that the details of the sinking of the steamship "Simon Bolivar" have been given adequate publicity in South Africa by means of the usual channels. In particular the B.B.C. Empire Service gave increasingly full news throughout the day, culminating in a detailed account in the Afrikans news bulletin on Sunday evening, which included items of special interest to a South African audience, such as the assistance given by a South African doctor and an Afrikans-speaking hospital nurse who helped to identify survivors.