HC Deb 12 May 1919 vol 115 c1330

asked the Prime Minister whether it is open to any officer of His Majesty's Army or Navy who has held high military or naval office and who subsequently holds civilian office under the Crown to write and publish his account of naval and military operations during the War; and, if so, whether he will relax the Regulations by which serving officers in either Service are forbidden to publish accounts of operations in order that they may have an opportunity of replying to the strictures of their former chiefs?


As regards the first part of the question, it is not possible, I think, to lay down any general rule in such a matter. As regards the last part, the Government are not prepared to make the changes suggested.