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Publication "Report To Women"

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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54.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the June issue of "Report to Women" prepared by the Economic Information Unit of the Treasury and published by the Central Office of Information; and whether he will give instructions that this publication shall in future be freed from political bias by giving equal prominence to unpleasant as to pleasant truths.

Yes. But I cannot agree that the publication in question was politically biased. Economic news at the time was mostly very good, and in any case there were a number of references in the Report to unpleasant features of the situation.

85.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the annual cost of the Central Office of Information publication "Report to Women"; and how many copies are printed of each issue.

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary gave to the right hon. Member for Blackburn, West (Mr. Assheton) on Tuesday, 31st October, last.