HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 cc385-6W
Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Minister of Information, what was the nationality of Mr. H. P. Smollett, head of the Soviet Relations Division of the Ministry, before he became naturalised, and his name before he changed it to Smollett?

Mr. Bracken

I cannot delve into the private life of a civil servant in order to satisfy the curiosity of the hon. and gallant Member. Mr. Smollett's appointment fulfilled the usual conditions governing the employment of naturalized British subjects in the Government service.