HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 c193
75. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Minister of Information why an interview given by Benedetto Croce to an American journalist was not allowed to be published in this country?

Mr. Bracken

The hon. Member appears to be misinformed. No such article has been submitted to British censorship by a British newspaper, nor has the Ministry of Information taken any action in the matter.

Mr. Thomas

Is the Minister aware that the interview was given either to John Gunther or John Steinbeck and that transmission to this country was stopped by the censorship in Algiers?

Mr. Bracken

I must say that the hon. Member really must take some responsibility for his Questions. The British Ministry of Information is not in charge of the Algiers censorship. We have quite enough trouble on our hands without interfering with the affairs of other countries.