§ Dr. Little
asked the Minister of Information why the newspapers were prohibited last week from publishing news of the escape of Nazi prisoners of war from a camp in Northern Ireland when no prohibition of similar news exists in Great Britain; and whether it is realised that possession of such information by the general public is calculated to lead to the early recapture of the escapers.
§ Mr. Thurtle
I am sorry that I cannot give any detailed reply to the hon. Member's Question. The request that was made to the newspapers was based on security grounds which naturally cannot be discussed in public.