HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1157-8
28. Mr. NIELD

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British postal service is being used as the. medium for circulating to Members of Parliament and others in this country the publications issued from the office in New York of the paper called the "Fatherland," a press controlled by Germans resident in the United States and devoted to the adovcacy of the German cause; whether his attention has been called to one of such publications, entitled "England on the Witness Stand," containing a series of articles by British writers intended to prejudice this country and advocate the cause of Germany; and whether he will take steps to confiscate and destroy this and similar publications, or adopt such other action which shall effectively prevent the Post Office from participating in the distribution of this and similar seditious publications?


I am making inquiries and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.


In view of the interesting information in these articles, showing the weakness of the German position, will the right hon. Gentleman see that we get these papers for use in this country?


In view of the fact that this publication is well printed and extravagantly got up, and therefore wastes the resources of the enemy, will it be allowed to go on?


May I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will not be drawn off the track by these supplementary questions?

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