HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 c2063
29. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the system of censorship established by the French authorities in the invaded German territories; that this censorship leads to great delays in the delivery of correspondence to and from these territories and England; that it takes as much as 16 days in some cases for business letters to reach this country from Frankfort; and that this censorship is liable to misuse through the divulgence of private commercial matters to the harm of British business interests; and whether representations have been made by His Majesty's Government to the French Government on the subject?


His Majesty's Government have no information to the effect that correspondence between the occupied German territories and this country is unduly delayed or liable to censorship by the French authorities. If the hon. Member will give me details of cases in which complaints have been made, they shall be investigated.

Major-General Sir R. HUTCHISON

Is the hon. Gentleman in communication by telegraph with the Royal High Commissioner at Coblenz?


Yes, Sir.