HC Deb 20 January 1943 vol 386 c233W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that a letter sent by Squadron-Leader Cooper, of Overseas Airways Corporation, in Asmara, was not only censored, but a copy of the letter, or an extract, was sent to his employers which led to his dismissal; and on what authority the censor acted?

Mr. Bracken

A report received by the Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department shows that a letter written by Squadron-Leader Cooper was detained by the chief censor at Asmara and referred to the military administrator of the Occupied Enemy Territory, to which authority the censor is responsible on all questions affecting security. No other action was taken by the censor.