Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcast War Commentaries.

– in the House of Commons on 17th June 1941.

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Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

asked the Minister of Information whether he will reconsider his decision to curtail the British Broadcasting Corporation commentaries by Major-General Collins, and other trained observers, who render an invaluable service in keeping public opinion well informed on operational aspects in different phases of the war?

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

My right hon. Friend is well aware of the value of such expert talks, provided that they are of a general and informative character and contain no expressions of opinion, either personal or official, about operations which are in progress or in prospect. There is no intention of discontinuing these commentaries.