British Library of Information, New York.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 25th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

asked the Minister of Information whether any recent changes have taken place in the personnel of the British Library of Information in New York; what relations subsist between the Library and the American Press, and whether he is satisfied that the compilation of the actual facts of the war efforts in this country is freely and frankly placed at the disposal of the American Press?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

No major changes have taken place in the personnel of the British Library of Information in New York since August, 1941. The primary responsibility for making news available to the American Press has rested, not with the British Library of Information, but with the British Press Service, whose relations with the American Press have been cordial and friendly. The Ministry of Information is always trying to make the actual facts of the British war effort as fully available as possible both to American newspapermen and broadcasters in this country and, through the British Press Service, to the newspapers and broadcasting systems in the United States.

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

Is the Minister perfectly satisfied with the relations established between the American Press and the Library?