§ Mr. SWAN
asked the Prime Minister whether a speech made by Tchitcherin was transmitted from Moscow by wireless and was reported in the French press on 10th February or 11th February, but had not been allowed to reach the British press by 12th February; who was responsible for holding back this message; and whether it is proposed to continue this form of censorship?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
There is no foundation for the suggestion in this question that the message was held back, as I am informed that the records of the Marconi Company show that no speech made by Tchitcherin was transmitted by wireless from Moscow on the 10th or 11th February. A fragment of a message was received on the 7th February and communicated as usual to all newspapers on that day.