Results 1–20 of 1854 for speaker:Mr Duff Cooper

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya and Singapore. (12 Mar 1942)

Mr Duff Cooper: No, Sir, not at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya and Singapore. (12 Mar 1942)

Mr Duff Cooper: Yes, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Acts of Gallantry (Publication). (16 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: There is no reason why the name of a gunner concerned in such an incident should be suppressed, provided that the story in which he figures is not itself held up for security reasons. In the present case the whole story of the attack was stopped for the time being in order to prevent the enemy getting any accurate report as to its results. The story and the name are now released.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Acts of Gallantry (Publication). (16 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The name of this man has been published. As I have already explained, the general rule is not to publish information which can be of value to the enemy as long as it can be of value.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: British Information Office, Istanbul. ( 9 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: This matter is still engaging the attention of the Ministry, but a suitable candidate for the post has not yet been found.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: British Information Office, Istanbul. ( 9 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The headquarters of propaganda are at Ankara, the capital. Sir Denison Ross performed extremely useful work in Istanbul, but the House will appreciate that it is very difficult to find a man possessing the very exceptional qualities of Sir Denison Ross.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: British Information Office, Istanbul. ( 9 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: I can assure the hon. Gentleman that I think it is better not to make an appointment until later on rather than to make a wrong one,

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The Debate that has taken place has shown that Members of the House are deeply interested in the question of propaganda, and I am sure those who are engaged in the task, whether at the Ministry of Information or in the B.B.C. or elsewhere, will be encouraged by it. They will take the criticism, such as it has been, in good part. It has been helpful, suggestive and constructive. I have nothing...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: It was not my intention to criticise the late Ambassador or anybody else in any way. I was merely telling my experiences for what they were worth, and I can assure the Noble Lady that Lord Lothian's view was changing, changing perhaps with events. When he was last in England he was in close cooperation with me, and he did everything to impress upon me the importance of some of the things to...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: That does not cover Serbia and Greece. I believe that our broadcasts are widely listened to in both those countries and were being listened to at the time they made their heroic sacrifice. My hon. and gallant Friend knows more than I do about the technical side of broadcasting. He attributes the greater part of our difficulties to the fact that we will not operate on long wave. I can assure...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: To a large extent, the foreign work of the B.B.C. is under the direction and control of the Ministry of Information. The B.B.C. engage on it their own staff, but the staff accept directions from the Ministry. As the hon. Gentleman no doubt knows, we have a highly capable official of the B.B.C. watching all these transmissions. He does his best to make sure that they coincide with Government...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: I hope so.

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: It is the most powerful weapon of propaganda in the country at the present time.

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: It is imperative that the foreign service should operate from Central London in suitable buildings, but it is only rarely that there is much accommodation available in Central London. There is much competition. Other Government Departments have the same requirements and they, too, are expanding all the time. The B.B.C, not being strictly a Government Department, have not had their fair...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The work of the film department has been extraordinarily successful during the last 12 months. Our films have been exported in enormous quantities to foreign countries, and it is estimated that they have been shown to audiences totalling many millions. The great film "London Can Take It," for which Mr. Quentin Reynolds supplied the commentary for America, was shown all over the United...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: Complete satisfaction is given to few of us, and on very rare occasions. I am sufficiently satisfied with this arrangement that I am prepared to work as hard as I possibly can to make it a success. I would like to say a word about the staff of my Ministry which, unlike most other Ministries, is composed, not mainly of Civil servants, but of men of great distinction in many walks of life, who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Article (Sunday Newspaper). ( 2 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The article to which the hon. Member refers was not submitted to censorship before publication, nor was it approved in any way by the Ministry of Information.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Article (Sunday Newspaper). ( 2 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: I have. written to the editor of the paper asking for his explanation, and I am waiting his reply before deciding what action to take.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Article (Sunday Newspaper). ( 2 Jul 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: I think the voluntary system is the best, but no system of censorship will work perfectly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Public Opinion (Canvassers). (25 Jun 1941)

Mr Duff Cooper: The salaries paid to the interviewers range from £5 to £6 per week, according to qualifications and experience. Their reports are sent in most cases to the Ministries which ask for them. I am not, therefore, in a position to say what action is taken on them. Their ages range from 23 to 53 years. None of them have been selected from the Central Register of the Ministry of Labour, but two...


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