Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Information Services (Committee)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Nutting Mr Anthony Nutting , Melton 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

The reply to the first part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question is that the committee of inquiry will be drawn from people outside the Government service—genuinely independent and impartial people.

As for the other part of the hon. Member's supplementary question, I have said that meanwhile, while this report is being drawn up—while this committee are inquiring into the matter—the present level of activity of the overseas services will be maintained.