News (Censorship).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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Colonel NEWMAN:

89.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the censorship of and delay in the delivery of letters sent from this country to the Irish Free State, as also to the prohibition of the landing of any British newspapers whose views are not held to be sympathetic to the policy of those now in direction of affairs in the Free State; and has he received or asked for any explanation from the Provisional Government as to the reason for a censorship on matter which has no bearing on the ground between Free State and Republic, and is causing added hardship and anxiety to the loyalist population?