HC Deb 09 April 1948 vol 449 cc34-5W
Major Beamish

asked the Prime Minister whether he will now make arrangements for the widest possible dissemination of the evidence concerning the disloyalty of Communists which is contained in the Royal Commission Report on the Canadian spy case.

The Prime Minister

Arrangements were made, after this report first appeared, for copies of it to be made available to the public through His Majesty's Stationery Office. Copies were also sent to His Majesty's Missions abroad to be placed in the libraries attached to their Information Departments. This document has already received wide publicity and I do not consider that there is any need of the further arrangements suggested by the hon. and gallant Member.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the cost of the Canadian Report on Espionage emanating from the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, and the light it throws upon the Communist methods, he will arrange for an official digest to be made of the report, and put on sale by His Majesty's Stationery Office at a moderate price.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No. It is our view that it would be inappropriate for the United Kingdom Government to publish an abbreviated version of a publication issued by another Commonwealth Government.