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Uganda Jubilee (Publicity)

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps were taken by his Department to publicise the current jubilee of Uganda; and whether, in view of the success of our rule in this Colony and the desirability of making the British public more familiar with our overseas responsibilities, he will ask his Public Relations officer to ensure some measure of publicity in cases of this kind?

Yes, Sir. Information supplied by the Colonial Office about the history of Uganda, the progress made under British rule and the Protectorate's war effort, was widely used by the national Press. The messages exchanged were published, a special feature programme was broadcast on the Empire Service, a talk was broadcast on the Home Service and frequent reference was made to the Jubilee celebrations, both in the Home and Empire broadcasting services. As regards the second part of the Question, I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that every opportunity is taken to ensure as much publicity as possible on occasions of this kind.