HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 cc240-1
32 and 33. Mr. FRANK GRAY

asked the Postmaster-General (1) with whom rests the decision of selecting matter in the nature of news, whether originating in England or elsewhere, for transmission from wireless stations in England controlled by the Government;

(2) whether any British news or propaganda other than that received from the Foreign or other Government Office is circulated by wireless at Leafield; and whether he accepts responsibility for all news and propaganda circulated from Leafield and other wireless stations in England controlled by the Government?


There is no censorship of news transmitted from this country. The only official bulletin transmitted from the Leafield wireless station is that prepared by the Foreign Office. Press messages are also forwarded from the station on behalf of the correspondents of Canadian, American and Indian newspapers as well as to ships at sea. They all bear specific addresses and are dealt with entirely as private telegrams.