§ 74. Mr. SWAN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the secret weekly intelligence summary issued to the units of the 6th Division of the British Army of Occupation in Ireland is employed as a means of propaganda against Sinn Fein; and whether propaganda of this nature is necessary for restoring law and order?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Churchill)
The Secret Weekly Intelligence Summary issued by the 6th Division is not issued as propaganda. It is issued to a limited number of subordinate units and contains information to assist those units to deal with an organisation which declares itself at war with the British Government. In this case a copy has fallen into the hands of the rebels and it is they who are endeavouring to use it as propaganda.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It is issued to give information to the troops engaged in suppressing the rebellion movement in Ireland.