HC Deb 20 March 1929 vol 226 c1733
45. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the action of the colonial secretary and chief of police at Gibraltar in confiscating all copies of the newspaper "Hojas Libres"; has this action had the approval of the Colonial Office; and what steps are being taken to prevent this restriction of the freedom of the Press?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

I have no information regarding this incident, but will make inquiries of the Governor.


Will those inquiries be made immediately, in view of this paper being suppressed by the Government?


I have no in formation as to what this paper is or why it was suppressed, but I will make inquiries at the earliest possible moment.