HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc79-80W
Sir W. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what method is being adopted in compiling the panels of lecturers selected for lecturing to the Germans, and if their loyalty to the Crown is confirmed prior to their going to talk to British subjects in the service of the Control Commission in Germany.

Mr. Mayhew

Lecturers are chosen with regard to their general suitability and their knowledge of the subjects on which they are to speak. Valuable assistance in suggesting names is given by the universities and other appropriate organisations in this country. All lecturers sent out are, of course, free to talk to British subjects in the Control Commission. Such talks would, however, be incidental to the main purpose of the lecturer's visit, and I have no grounds for supposing that additional inquiries of the kind mentioned are necessary before any such talks are given.