HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 cc1274-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the instructions under which the Censor discriminates between newspapers and groups of newspapers, allowing some to publish matter which others are not allowed to publish, are secret instructions; in either case, will he state the statutory authority for their issue and for the secrecy; and, if they are not secret, wilt he give the House the text of the instruction?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir George Cave)

No instructions, secret or otherwise, have been issued to Press Censors to discriminate between newspapers or groups of newspapers, and I am assured that no such discrimination has been shown in the Press Bureau.


Will the right hon. Gentleman inform the House on what Authority the discrimination is made daily in this city?


My answer is that no such discrimination is made at all.