HC Deb 08 August 1940 vol 364 cc456-7W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Information why, in view of the recent decision not to pursue the matter, advertisements are still appearing regarding the "Silent Column," together with announcements on the news films?

Mr. Nicolson

As soon as it was decided to discontinue the "Silent Column" ad vertisements, instructions were given to cancel as many as possible of those which had not yet appeared. In most cases this was done, but in certain other cases cancellation was found to be impossible as the publication concerned had already gone to Press. As regards the latter part of the Question, the Ministry of Information was not responsible for any references to the "Silent Column" which may have appeared on the news films.