§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for War how many prosecutions, trials, punishments, and warnings have been held or administered by the British military authorities in the occupied territories of Germany for the offence of playing the German national anthem; how many persons have been involved; and whether gramophone records of the German national anthem are allowed in the occupied territory?
§ Mr. COOPER
I regret that I am not in a position to give the information asked for in the first two parts of the question. Such information is not available at the War Office, and to examine the local records for it would involve disproportionate labour. As regards the last part of the question, I understand that the playing of the German national anthem on the gramophone is subject only to such general restrictions as were indicated in the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member on the 13th of this month.