HC Deb 15 February 1915 vol 69 c881

asked the Solicitor-General why the troops at the front in Franco can get the "Daily Chronicle" freely while there is a difficulty in obtaining any other daily newspaper; why special facilities are given to the "Daily Chronicle"; and will he see that other papers have equal facilities for sale and distribution amongst the troops in France?


A large number of newspapers and journals, amongst them the "Daily Chronicle," send as a free gift to the troops a considerable number of copies. Equal facilities for the distribution of all such gifts are given. I may add that the generosity of the Press in sending these papers is highly appreciated by the troops, and I desire to take this opportunity of acknowledging their public-spirited and generous action.