Correspondents' Despatches (Censorship)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information – in the House of Commons on 9th December 1942.

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Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

asked the Minister of Information whether he will give an assurance that the arrangement made between the Allied Newspapers and the "Chicago Sun" for the exchange of news and feature services will not affect the necessity to submit correspondents' despatches containing political commentary to censorship?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

All material published in the Press in this country is subject only to the usual voluntary submission to censorship on the part of the newspaper concerned. But all Press messages going out of the country are automatically subject to censorship before despatch.