Empire Peoples (Use of Terms).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the resentment felt by representatives of African peoples in this country at the usage of the term "nigger," he will make representations to the British Broadcasting Corporation, and elsewhere, to avoid this term being used?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

I am confident that the B.B.C. and the Press of this country will entirely agree with my hon. Friend's view that terms which are likely to give offence to any peoples of the Empire should be avoided. The matter has been brought to the notice of my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Information.