HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 c92
36. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General on how many occasions during the past six months editors and/or journalists and newspaper proprietors have been prosecuted for evading D Notices.

The Attorney-General


Mr. Lewis

That is a surprising reply. What happened to the Daily Express, Mr. Chapman Pincher and company? Surely some action should have been taken against them if they were so seriously guilty of dereliction of their duty to the public?

The Attorney-General

I suspect that my hon. Friend knew the answer to his Question, but that did not deter him from persisting in tabling it. There was no evidence of a criminal offence and, therefore, there was no prosecution.