HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 c1644W
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.