HC Deb 03 March 1915 vol 70 c785

asked the Solicitor-General if he will state for what reason English newspapers are forbidden to publish Canadian comment on the recent appointment of a Member of this House to command a brigade containing Canadian troops?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Stanley Buckmaster)

No such prohibition as that referred to has ever existed. Only one message relating to the subject of the appointment mentioned in the question has been stopped, and the reasons for stopping it have been communicated to the newspaper to which it was addressed.


Is the hon. and learned Gentleman aware that statements have appeared in more than one newspaper to the effect that their own correspondent's communications on this subject have been censored, and does the hon. and learned Member say that those statements are untrue?


I have only seen one newspaper which contained such a statement, and the statement in that newspaper was evidently either uninformed or for some other reason misleading.