HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 cc896-7
MR. H. C. RICHARDS (Finsbury, E.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he will state on what grounds a private telegram, sent by Mr. Alfred Willis to his son at Brockburg, Transvaal, was refused at the General Post Office on 17th July on the ground of censorship; and how long this censorship is to continue.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) When the telegram in question, which was addressed to Boksburg (not Brockburg) was handed in, the restrictions on telegrams for the Transvaal prohibited the acceptance of any addressed to Boksburg. These restrictions have now been removed, and the telegram has accordingly been sent to its destination.