HC Deb 27 May 1943 vol 389 c1743
62. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Minister of Information whether he has issued any instructions prohibiting the cabling abroad, or broadcasting of, any of the contents of those papers whose export abroad is banned?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry. of Information (Mr. Thurtle)

There is no change in the position described in my right hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friends the Members for Swindon (Mr. Wakefield) and East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on Thursday last. The censorship will not permit the cabling abroad of any quotations from these papers which are likely to cause disunity among the United Nations.

Mr. Strauss

Then no instructions were given placing a ban on the contents of these papers, and the story that such a ban was made and withdrawn a few days later is inaccurate?

Mr. Thurtle

As far as my knowledge goes, no. If my hon. Friend wants more specific information, I should like to have notice.

Mr. Strauss

That is the Question that I put down.