HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1104

asked the Prime Minister if the accredited representatives of foreign Governments in this country are afforded means in existing arrangements of communicating with countries with which we are at war; and, if so, are such communications exempt from the supervision of the Censor?


I have been asked to answer this question on the part of the Prime Minister. There is no direct postal or telegraphic communication between this country and the enemy countries, but it is open to the Diplomatic Representatives of neutral Powers in London to send their postal communications by means of couriers or through the intermediary of their representatives in neutral States. Telegrams can be sent by the Diplomatic Representatives through their own Governments. The postal and telegraphic correspondence of the Diplomatic Representatives of neutral Powers is exempt from Censorship, in accordance with the usual custom.