War Aims.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 10th October 1940.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Minister of Information whether he has any statement to make with reference to the policy of war aims and post-war plans on which the Government are working, and the campaign intended, to give the public a definition of these aims; and whether the position of Allied Governments fighting with the members of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be included?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

I regret that I am not yet able to make any statement.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

In view of the fact that the Ministry of Information announced in the Press that, from 7th October, there was to he a campaign in the country on the subject, and in view also of the fact that the Government are examining postwar plans at present, why is the hon. Gentleman unable to say anything to the House of Commons about it?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

The matter is under constant examination.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I will call attention to the matter on the first occasion that the House meets after to-day.