HC Deb 22 June 1905 vol 147 c1338

On behalf of the hon. Member for South Wolverhampton, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state whether the Press Censor in South Africa refused to permit newspaper correspondents to transmit information regarding the purchases and sales of stores reported by Sir William Butler's Committee; if so, on what occasions he took this action; and by whose orders, or for what reason, he so acted.


All restrictions on telegraphic correspondence to and from South Africa were removed on July 21st, 1902. It would not, therefore, appear practicable for this censorship to have interfered in any way with the transmission of information of the transactions mentioned.