HC Deb 02 August 1900 vol 87 cc421-2

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can inform the House whether the noble Lord the Member for the Westhoughton Division of Lancashire is now serving in South Africa as military press censor; and how many, if any, other Members of this House are serving or have served at any time during the war in that capacity.


Yes, Sir. The noble Lord is serving as chief press censor. The following hon. and gallant Members of this House have served as military press censors—namely, the Member for the Kendal Division of Westmorland, the Member for the Northern Division of Somersetshire, and the noble Lord the Member for the Chichester Division of Sussex.


May I ask the hon. Gentleman if he can tell me whether the chief press censor is the Tory Whip in this House?