HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 cc206-7
39. Sir George Broadbridge

asked the Minister of Information whether the references of Anne Mary Diana Hayward, employed in the General Post Office Censor's Department, who was convicted recently in the City for stealing moneys from letters and who admitted a previous conviction for fraud, have been inquired into, in view of the importance of obtaining people of integrity for this work?

Mr. Cooper

No, Sir. Mrs. Hayward was detected stealing money from letters by the Censorship authorities and was immediately dismissed. Since I became responsible for the Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department the references of all recruits have been inquired into.