asked the President of the Board of Trade why he used the issue of the "Board of Trade Journal," dated 15th September, 1945, for the expression of controversial opinions; and whether he will give an assurance that the Journal will not in future be used for such a purpose.
§ Mr. Ellis Smith
The speech to which the hon. and gallant Member refers was an authoritative exposition of the Government's intentions for industry and, as such, a report of it was given in the "Board of Trade Journal." This was in accordance with the aim of this publication to supply to industry the fullest possible information on Government regulations and plans, as well as on trading conditions generally.