HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 c1939W
Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Information if he is aware that the editor of the "Catholic Times" wrote, on 9th January, to a prospective correspondent in Paris; that it took 18 days for the censorship department to raise a query; that he was informed, on 29th January, over the telephone, that the letter had not been held up; and what explanation can be given for this delay.

Mr. Bracken

The Postal and Telegraph Censorship regret that, owing to the illness of a number of staff, there was some delay in dealing with this letter. It was forwarded to its destination on 20th January and, after certain inquiries had been made, the Department communicated with the writer on 27th January.