HC Deb 28 June 1944 vol 401 c723W
Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will reconsider his decision to discontinue the publication of unit magazines by stations, in view of the value of such magazines towards maintaining the morale of personnel.

Sir A. Sinclair

The Control of Paper No. 48 Order made by the Minister of Supply provides that, in general, no magazines may be published which were not in existence before August, 1940. The Service has recently been reminded that the Order applies to magazines published by R.A.F. units. Special licences are granted, on the authority of my right hon. Friend, for new publications having a wide Service interest; but it would defeat the object of the Order if the grant of licences became general.