HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2016-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that men attached to the Royal Flying Corps have been allowed to engage in photographing public functions, such as the recent Royal visit to the City, in opposition to the professional Press photographers; whether the act of contributing to the Press is a violation of the regulations; whether the practice referred to had the sanction of the War Office; and whether he will take steps to prevent this competition with men who are dependent upon the work for their livelihood?


I think my hon. Friend is under a misapprehension. Certain photographs of the recent Royal visit were taken by the Royal Flying Corps for official purposes. None of these photographs were sent to the Press, and the last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.