My right hon. Friend the Minister of Information and I have reexamined this matter and have decided that it would not be desirable to withdraw the facilities given to any of these publications. The supply of paper to them is small and it is kept constantly under review.
Is the Minister aware that many of the so-called foreign nationalities should be regarded as Allies rather than as foreigners; and, in view of the special anxieties which they are undergoing about the fate of their native countries, would it not be inhospitable on our part to deny them the right of expressing their separate points of view, which differ among them just as opinions differ in this House?
There are 14 nationalities involved, and the 63 papers cover all 14. Some of the papers are weekly, others are fortnightly, and others are quarterly publications. There is a great variety. Some are published for each of the; separate Services. I have great sympathy with the view expressd by the hon. Lady.