HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc135-6W
132. Major Lloyd

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will make available in the Library of the House the text of the Central Office of Information Speakers' Notes on the subjects for which such speakers are available for private meetings of members of the Labour Party.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Yes, Sir, but I should add that no material is specially produced for private meetings of Labour Party members Lecturers are available on the same terms for all voluntary societies, including the private meetings of party organisations. Hon. Members were each sent copies of the lecture notes dealing with production at the time of their issue, and those dealing with exports were sent

Mr. Dugdale

The ships given in the table below are those which have arrived in Palestine waters during the last six months. They were not all unseaworthy in themselves, but it will be seen from the figures of immigrants carried and gross registered tonnage which have also been included that all the ships were grossly overcrowded, and that some carried as many as ten times the number of passengers which would in normal conditions be accommodated. This movable topweight is very dangerous, and all the ships were for this reason unstable. The ownership and charter arrangements are in most cases extremely obscure, and such information as exists is too unreliable to form the basis for a useful reply to this part of the Question.

to the Parliamentary parties for supply to hon. Members if so desired. The following numbers of lectures were requested by party organisations and supplied in the last three months: Conservative 21; Labour 3; Liberal 1.

133. Major Lloyd

asked the Secretary to the Treasury in what publications, in addition to the Labour Press Service, the lecturing facilities of the Central Office of Information have been advertised

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The Central Office of Information does not advertise its lecture service in any publications, and the particulars given in the Labour Press Service were included without its knowledge. I have no information as to other publications in which similar particulars may have been given.

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