HC Deb 12 June 1945 vol 411 c1506W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for War why the base censorships of Forces' correspondence are being retained in M.E.F. and C.M.F. and for what purpose they are used; approximately, how many officers they employ; how much they cost; and whether he will now disband them.

Sir J. Grigg

Unit censorship, by which soldiers' letters are censored by their own officers, has been suspended, but in the interests of military security, for example, to prevent leakage of information about troop movements towards the Far East, it is necessary to maintain the test censorship at the base. The number of men engaged in base censorship is directly related to the number of troops in the area, and I regret therefore that I cannot give the hon. and learned Member these figures.