Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1940.
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asked the Minister of Information whether his recent declarations concerning the maintenance of the liberty of the Press extends to magazines and books?
Can the right hon. Gentleman discourage newsagents and booksellers, particularly those who have a virtual monopoly, from exercising a private political censorship of their own by banning certain books?
I have no powers over the action taken independently by newsagents and booksellers.
Will the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is contrary to the spirit of his recent declarations?
Did the right hon. Gentleman tell the book stores at King's Cross that they were not to sell me that book, "Guilty Men"?
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