HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 cc1001-2

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a letter sent from Brocklesby Camp, near Grimsby, to a friend in this country is liable to be opened and censored; and, if so, who is the responsible authority in this matter?


All letters are liable to be opened and censored if and when naval or military considerations render it desirable. Different authorities are responsible in different cases for carrying out the censorship under the orders of the Army Council. If the letter referred to is produced, inquiry will be made as to whether it was opened in the course of post and, if so, whether it was opened in accordance with instructions applicable to this particular case.