HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 c1126
63. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked whether the German wireless news sent to neutral countries is permitted publication in this country; and, if not, for what reason is such publication prohibited?


The official statements of war news from Germany and other enemy countries are published in the British Press. As to the unofficial wireless messages circulated from Berlin for propaganda purposes, the question was carefully considered early this year, in consultation with the Admiralty and the War Office, and it was decided that it was advisable, in the interests of Great Britain and her Allies, to submit such matter to strict censorship.


What possible harm could it do to let the British public know what the Germans are circulating to neutrals?


I will explain to my right hon. Friend privately why it is inexpedient to do so.