HC Deb 19 January 1949 vol 460 c148
20. Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the orders made by the British civil governors of the various Länder in Germany with effect from 10th November last, prohibiting the introduction, circulation or possession of, inter alia, all books produced in the Soviet zone of Germany, makes it almost impossible for Germans in the British zone to obtain the works of Feuchtwanger, Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann, Tucholski, Brecht, Bebel, Liebknecht, Marx and Engels; what is the reason for this restriction on the freedom of reading; and whether he will have it modified.

Mr. McNeil

I regret that I have not been able to complete my inquiries on this subject. I will communicate further with the hon. and learned Gentleman as soon as possible.