HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c399W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of tate for War the reasons for insisting on the signature of a complete surname to a cable or telegram sent abroad; whether he is aware that the additional expense is considerable and that the existence of a signature is no guarantee of the authenticity of the cable or telegram; and will he modify this regulation?

Sir V. Warrender

It is necessary, for censorship purposes, that the name of the sender should appear, and I regret that it is not practicable to alter the regulation.