HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 cc1323-4
24. Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that parcels addressed to Congregational agents in Northern Ireland of the "R.P. Witness," a religious monthly published in Scotland, have been held up by the censorship for some months past; and whether he will give orders that these parcels be delivered forthwith, as the subscribers feel that they are being deprived of the magazine which is pro-British, without any reasonable cause?

Mr. Cooper

Printed matter can be exported to Northern Ireland only by the holder of a permit under Control of Communications Order (No. 5), 1940. It would appear that the persons interested in the "R.P. Witness" have not made the usual arrangement with their publisher for this purpose. If they will arrange with the publisher for the despatch of their copies under the permit which the publisher in fact holds, no difficulty should arise.

Dr. Little

If the publisher of the "R.P. Witness" makes that arrangement, will the parcels of this magazine be forwarded to Northern Ireland as many of my constituents are disappointed at the non-delivery of the magazine?

Mr. Cooper

Yes, they will be.