HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc909-10W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Information whether he will make available in the Library of the House of Commons all the reports of the Ministry of Information surveys of public opinion?

Mr. Bracken

As my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pointed out in the House on 1st August, 1940, the reports of the War-time Social Survey are always available for the inspection of Members at the Ministry of Information. The reasons he then gave for not placing them in the Library of the House still hold good. Such other reports on public opinion as are prepared in the Ministry are intended for Departmental and inter-Departmental use only. These reports frequently contain information of military value, so that it would obviously be undesirable to give them a wide circulation.