§ 74. Mr. Lambert
asked the Home Secretary whether he will take further powers, by legislation or otherwise, to prosecute persons or newspapers for the circulation or publication of known false statements regarding conditions in His Majesty's prisons?
§ Mr. Thorne
Is it not a fact that this question arises out of the report about the Dartmoor Prison trouble, and that practically every newspaper in the country published the report?
§ Mr. Shinwell
If the hon. Gentleman asks hon. Members not to accept statements in the newspapers without adequate investigation, will he afford facilities for investigation?
§ Sir Percy Hurd
In view of his answer, will the Under-Secretary invite the Newspaper Proprietors' Association to take this matter into immediate consideration?