HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc244-5W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the regulations providing that greeting cards, Christmas and birthday cards, as well as newspapers for neutral countries, must be ordered and despatched from particular booksellers, printers and publishers, for submission to the censor, are causing great inconvenience to British subjects with friends and relatives in neutral countries; and will he consider some relaxation of these regulations?

Sir V. Warrender

I naturally much regret any inconvenience which has been caused by the Order referred to in the Question, but the rule is necessary in the interests of national security.