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Parliamentary Proceedings (Publicity)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 24 July 1947

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asked the Prime Minister if he will move o appoint a Select Committee to inquire what steps can be taken to ensure that, in spite of the cut in newsprint allocation, the public are kept fully informed of the proceedings of Parliament.

I have been asked lo reply. No, Sir.

Arising out of that very comprehensive answer, does the right hon. Gentleman realise that a great number of people in this country think that this action on the part of the Government, the purpose of which is supposed to be to save an enormous number of dollars, is really designed to prevent the people from knowing what the Government are doing?