Losses (Publication).

Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Shipping. – in the House of Commons on 29th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to announce a method, common to the United Nations, of notifying their shipping losses to the public?

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the American shipping losses are daily published in the American Press? In view of the fact that it is vitally important to stimulate public interest in this matter, can he say when the Government will be in a position to make an announcement on this important subject?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I have already answered, "No, Sir."

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Was not the reason for refusing to publish the shipping losses that His Majesty's Government were entering into negotiations with the American Government with a view to co-ordination and a joint statement?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

On a point of Order. I beg to give notice that I will raise this matter on the Appropriation Bill.