HC Deb 21 July 1949 vol 467 cc73-4W
57 Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he is aware that Mr. Hugh Romilly Abercrombie, J.P., who has been engaged to give lectures under the auspices of the Central Office of Information, is the editor of the only English newspaper in South Africa that supports the policy of racial segregation, and was a candidate at the last general election in South Africa, standing as a protagonist of Apartheid and of the Nationalist Party's colour policies generally; and if he will at once cancel this person's speaking engagements.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The hon. Member has been misinformed. Mr. Abercrombie has not yet been engaged under the auspices of the Central Office of Information. The latter part of the Question does not therefore arise.