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India (War Effort, Publicity)

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Minister of Information whether the position in regard to the circulation, both in this country and the United States of America, of news, pictures and films of the war effort in India and Assam is becoming more satisfactory?

I must point out to my hon. and gallant Friend that Assam is one of the provinces of India. Having said this, I can assure him that in these matters the Ministry of Information is never satisfied. The supply of material from India has certainly improved however, although our victories in North Africa and our air offensive in Europe have naturally taken precedence on the screen and in the Press.