HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 c82
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked whether it was a fact that martial law had been proclaimed in Candia, where British troops were now garrisoned, and whether telegrams to newspapers were subject to censorship.


Yes, Sir. In consequence of an attack which has been recently made on British troops His Majesty's Government have authorised the proclamation of martial law in the Candia district, on the understanding that the civil administration and the tribunals shall be as little as possible interfered with. As regards Press censorship, we understand that it will only apply to foreign telegrams, and not to ordinary matter. I am not aware that martial law has been proclaimed in any of the other foreign spheres.


Have the representatives of the other Powers taken similar action?


replied that he had no information on that point.