§ 32. Mr. G. Strauss
asked the Home Secretary whether special police protection has been given to the person or persons alleged to have been responsible for Press criticisms of Germany and threatened by the organisation mentioned by Field-Marshal Goering's newspaper, the "Nazional Zeitung"?
§ Sir S. Hoare
His Majesty's Government do not attach sufficient importance to the newspaper article referred to by the hon. Member to assume that it implies any deliberate threat to any individual in this country. At the same time, the House may be sure that all necessary precautions are always taken to afford protection to any person in this country who might be 2094 thought to have any special need of protection. I should like to take this opportunity of repeating what has frequently been said, that the Press in this country is a free instrument and is not in any way subject to Government control.