HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 c1141W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he will look into the question of the conditions imposed on Irish newspapers in regard to transmission abroad; and whether, in view of the conditions being exceptionally different in the case of provincial newspapers, he will take steps to put the whole matter on a more reasonable basis?


The Regulations regarding the transmission abroad of newspapers apply impartially to the whole of the United Kingdom, and affect, therefore, all provincial newspapers. There would not appear to be any reason why Irish provincial newspapers should be treated differently from other British provincial newspapers.