Allies' National Anthems.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Minister of Information whether it is proposed at any stage during the course of the war to play the National Anthems of the Allies on suitable occasions, or whether the ban is to remain permanent?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

Yes, Sir, the National Anthems of all our Allies will be played on suitable occasions.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Does that mean that it will now be possible for the B.B.C. to broadcast the American and Soviet National Anthems, and have they been so informed?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

Yes, Sir. The B.B.C. can broadcast the American and Soviet National Anthems and all National Anthems.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Will the Chinese have a chance?

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Will not the Minister have a practice of the "Internationale" here?