HC Deb 14 December 1916 vol 88 cc884-5W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the Censor of the Admiralty passes the posters and the headlines of newspapers which relate to naval matters; and, if so, why the posters were passed last week which announced another raid in the Channel when the raid was not in the Channel at all of even in the Straits of Dover?


The censorship of publications by newspapers rests with the Press Bureau, who are assisted by naval censors. Under the existing practice, submission for censorship of Press matter other than cablegrams and telegrams is voluntary, and no newspaper has ever submitted a "poster" for censorship. Newspapers sometimes give headlines with such articles as they submit, but not always.