HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 c1801
30. Mr. FELL

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the fact that German letters are now being freely delivered in this country, having been addressed to German agents in Holland and by them forwarded in covering envelopes; if correspondence from Holland is examined by the Censor; and, if not, why this condition of affairs is allowed to continue?


The delivery of such letters is permitted provided that the contents are harmless. All correspondence from Holland is subject to examination by the British military censors.


Is it carried through in every case? Are all Dutch letters opened and examined?


They are not censored by the Post Office. That duty falls upon the military censors, and I understand they do so in practically every case.