HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 c1209
46. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister if the American mails are still being censored by the British authorities; if he is aware that this censorship has been causing irritation in the United States; and, if it is still in force, when it will be abandoned?

Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The American mails are still being censored with the agreement of the United States Government. As I have stated in answer to previous questions on this subject, His Majesty's Government are desirous of abolishing this censorship as soon as possible, but I am afraid it is impossible to fix a date at present, as it must depend on the issue of the peace negotiations.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the hon. Gentleman state the object of the censorship now?

Captain GUEST

Everybody is fully aware of the object.