HC Deb 14 August 1940 vol 364 c766
28. Sir A. Knox

asked the Minister of Information why the export permit of a publication called the "Voice of Spain" has been restored?

Mr. Cooper

The licence under which the "Voice of Spain" can be exported was restored on an undertaking by the editor to submit the paper for censorship before publication and not to export the paper to Spain.

Sir A. Knox

Is it not rather unsound at the present time to facilitate the circulation abroad of a journal that consistently attacks the present Government of Spain?

Mr. Silverman

Is it not desirable that the "Voice of Spain" should be heard in Spain?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

In view of the shortage of paper, would it not be possible to prevent this publication being sent to people who do not want it?

Miss Rathbone

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the "Voice of Spain" is an extremely valuable source of information to those who want to follow the movements of public opinion in Spain?