British Prisoners of War (Letter Censorship).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 29th May 1941.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

asked the Minister of Information whether his attention has been called to recent complaints that criticism of the British Red Cross in letters between prisoners of war and their relatives in Great Britain have been blacked-out by the British censor; and in what circumstances, and by whose authority, has the action referred to above been taken by the British censor?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

Immediate inquiries into the suggestion made by the hon. Member are being instituted, and my right hon. Friend hopes shortly to be in the position to furnish a reply.

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

Can my hon. Friend say whether any such instructions have been given by his Department?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

I should be very much surprised if any such instructions had been given with my right hon. Friend's approval.