§ 34. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the Votes a copy of the Proclamation published in the "London Gazette" on 14th August, 1914, under the provisions of the Defence of the Realm Act; and whether he will issue to the Press or the public a summary of the powers conferred by the Proclamation and instructions to be observed by those wishful to comply with it?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I presume my hon. Friend refers to the Regulations made by Order in Council under the Defence of the Realm Act. These Regulations have been published in a special supplement to the "London Gazette," which is on sale. They have been extensively quoted by the newspaper Press, and, in the form of a poster for exhibition, they have been widely distributed by the War Office to the military authorities, the police, and the railway companies. I do not think further action in this direction is necessary at this moment.