"Overseas Development"

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking 12:00 am, 24th November 1966

asked the Minister of Overseas Development how many of the staff of his Department are directly concerned with the compilation of the bi-monthly journal, "Overseas Development."

Photo of Mr Albert Oram Mr Albert Oram , East Ham South

Two, Sir, under the general supervision of the Head of Information Department.

Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking

If the Minister must waste public time and money on this form of propaganda, will he make sure that contributions to this magazine are assigned so that their intellectual value can be assessed?

Photo of Mr Albert Oram Mr Albert Oram , East Ham South

The hon. Gentleman has received Answers to other Questions about this publication. I entirely repudiate his suggestion that this is in any way a wasteful occupation. It is an entirely good publication of which we are proud and for which there is great need.