HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 cc533-4

asked the Postmaster-General whether a large percentage of letters passing through the hands of the military censors with the Expeditionary Force are delivered to the addressees in England with the envelope unsealed; and whether he will give instructions to the censors to see that the letters are properly sealed after having been censored, so as to prevent private communications from the soldiers to wives and relatives from being read by persons for whom they are not intended?

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

My attention had already been drawn to this matter, and instructions have been issued which will, I hope, prevent its recurrence.