HC Deb 03 March 1915 vol 70 cc785-6
33. Mr. PETO

asked the Solicitor-General whether his attention has been called to a letter, dated 26th February, signed by Gino Calza-Bedolo, London correspondent "Giornale d'Italia," Rome, and Arundel del Re, London correspondent "Rassegna Contemporanea," Rome, complaining of the action of the Censor's Department in placing obstacles in the way of the transmission to Italian newspapers of war news from this country and of the delay both of Press telegrams and dispatches to Italy; and whether he will see that steps are taken immediately to remove these obstacles to the formation of unbiassed opinion in Italy?


My attention has been directed to the letter in question. The greater part of it relates to delays in postal and private telegraphic matter, over which I have no control. I have asked for particulars of the complaints so far as they affect the Press Bureau; up to the present none have been furnished. I am not aware of the existence of any obstacles to the formation of unbiassed opinion in Italy.