HC Deb 25 August 1914 vol 66 c8
9. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether a censor ship of the Press has been, or will be, set up; and whether all items of war news must be passed before publication by the Press Bureau or other authority?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

A Press Bureau has been established which, during the continuance of hostilities, will arrange the distribution of news on naval and military matters to the Press, and to which the newspapers will refer in regard to news which in the national interests it is not advisable to make public. The arrangement applies to news and matter of that description.


I have received notice of a number of questions to be asked on private notice. I think it would be to the convenience of the House that I should follow the practice which I instituted on the last occasion. I have arranged all the questions alphabetically, and will call them in that order.