§ 23. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Information the name of the 135 newspaper which not comply with the Government's request and announced the sinking of H.M.S. "Eagle"; and what action he proposes to take?
§ 21. Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Information the name of the newspaper which ignored the request of the Admiralty to withhold publication of the loss of H.M.S. "Eagle," pending the receipt of information as to survivors; and if he will consider suspending the publication of this paper for one day to mark the widespread public resentment at its proprietors' disregard for the feelings of relatives of the ship's company?
§ Mr. Bracken
The name of the newspaper concerned was the "Daily Express." I have no power to suspend the publication of a newspaper.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Can the Minister stop this "getting away from Government requirements" in future by suppressing this paper for a month? That would stop all these leakages.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Will the Minister advise the "Daily Express" and other national papers to study the columns of the "Daily Worker"?