HC Deb 26 May 1919 vol 116 c828
53. Sir A. FELL

asked the Prime Minister if the date suggested for the Peace celebrations, namely, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th August, can be reconsidered and regard paid to the fact that this time will be the height of the visitors' season at the seaside resorts, and it will be impossible properly to organise any public rejoicings there, whilst the inland towns will also suffer from the absence of their usual in habitants; and if he will consider the desirability of the substitution of the middle of July, when the rejoicings can be carried out by the ordinary inhabitants before the summer migration begins?


As I informed the House last week, no decision has yet been taken, and the suggestion contained in this question will be considered.

67. Sir F. HALL

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the manifesto published on page 3 of the "Daily Herald" of 22nd May, 1919, with respect to the Allied terms of Peace; if, as it would appear that the terms of such manifesto were communicated to the signatories from Germany, he can state whether any communication on the subject from the German Government or other sources has been transmitted through the post to any of those concerned; and, if so, if he will state on what grounds it was decided not to exercise the powers of censorship still possessed by the British Government, in view of the enemy character of the manifesto?


I have been asked to answer this question. As far as is known, no communication on this subject was transmitted through the post, but some channels for postal communications from Europe to the United Kingdom are controlled by Allied, and not by the British, censorship.