HC Deb 16 November 1914 vol 68 cc236-7W

asked the Solicitor-General why it was necessary for the Press Bureau to disclaim authority for the views expressed in a recent leading article in the "Times" newspaper; and whether the assumption is that in all except that instance the "Times" speaks for the Government?


It was apprehended that, among people who were not well informed, the "Times" might be assumed to speak with authority, and the views expressed in the article were regarded as calculated to endanger our relations with two neutral and friendly countries. There is no manner of justification for such assumption as that referred to in the latter part of the question.