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Government Departments (Honorary Pros)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 11th May, 1954; Vol. 527, c. 1017], circulated the following particulars of honorary appointments as public relations officers:

Colonial Office

Sir William McLean is employed as honorary liaison officer with members of both Houses of Parliament, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and political bodies. In addition, he prepares memoranda on special colonial topics which are widely distributed to interested bodies and persons.

Mr. G. Huxley is employed as part-time honorary consultant on information matters. He is Vice-Chairman of the International Tea Market expansion Board.

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

Mr. Fleetwood C. Pritchard is employed as honorary adviser on public relations to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. This is a part-time appointment.

Mr. Pritchard was Director of Public Relations in the Ministry of War Transport until September, 1944, and continued in an honorary capacity as adviser on Road Safety Publicity till February, 1947. Since January, 1946, he has been Chairman of the National Publicity Committee of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. He is chairman and managing director of F. C. Pritchard, Wood and Partners Ltd., Advertising Agents.

War Office

Mr. Sidney Rogerson is employed full-time as honorary publicity and public relations adviser to the Army Council. He is on temporary loan from Imperial Chemical Industries and advises on public relations policy in the broadest sense with particular reference to those aspects which concern recruiting.