§ 40. Mr. Silverman
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the message recently sent by Dr. Weizmann to a women's conference in Palestine was banned by the Palestine censorship department; and whether he will institute a special inquiry into the activities of this department?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
Dr. Weizmann's message was read at an A.T.S. recruiting meeting in Palestine on 26th January, and appeared in the "Palestine Post" on the following day. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.
§ Mr. Silverman
Are we to understand from that answer that this message was not at any time, or in any circumstances, forbidden by the Censorship Department from being published?
§ Mr. Macmillan
It was given at a meeting one afternoon and published in the "Palestine Post," which is the paper managed by the Agency, the next morning.
Mr. Creech Jones
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in a great section of the Palestinian Press this message was suppressed at the instance of the Palestine Government Censor?