HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1814-5
4 and 34. Sir E. CORNWALL

asked (1) whether the wireless messages from Switzerland, passed by the British, Censor and printed in the British papers, have any official or semi-official character; and (2) how many of the various wireless services issued by the Allies are regarded as official or semi-official; and what is the principle actuating the authorities in. dealing with the news matter intended for distribution?


I am afraid the hon. Member's Question 34 is not one to which .a definite reply can be given. The messages sent from the wireless stations consist partly of official communiqués and partly of semi-official or unofficial messages. As regards the second part of the question, all wireless messages are referred to the Press Bureau, and are dealt with by the Bureau in accordance with the general principles which have been explained on previous occasions. With reference to Switzerland, the Press Bureau state that they know of no wireless messages from Switzerland. There is an agency, with the title of the "Wireless Press," which receives messages by telegraph from Switzerland and other places.