asked the Minister of Information whether he will give instructions that letters from Great Britain to Northern Ireland should pass through the censorship with greater expedition, as there are many complaints of serious delay in the delivery of the mails which is causing much anxiety and unnecessary trouble?
I am advised that mail from Great Britain to Northern Ireland is not held for censorship longer than 24 hours except in the case of letters which have to be detained after examination. I am making inquiries into the particular case submitted to me by my hon. Friend.
Does my right hon. Friend recognise that these delays, which are unconscionable—a week or 10 days or more—can be remedied only by an increase in the staff of the censorship? I see no other way out.