HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc358-9W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that, by instructions given by the Military Government in the British zone to U.N.R.R.A. teams, 162, 228 and 263, concerning the circulation of newspapers in the displaced persons' camps, discrimination is made against the independent Polish newspapers, notably Mr. Mikolajczyk's newspaper "Gazeta Ludowa"; that Polish displaced persons are thus allowed to read only articles consistently hostile to this country, while papers friendly to Britain are suppressed; and if he will withdraw these instructions.

Mr. J. Hynd

The object of the instructions to which the hon. Member refers is to control the spread of anti-Allied and anti-repatriation propaganda by allowing only authorised papers in the camps. I was not aware that "Gazeta Ludowa" had been omitted from the list of authorised papers. I am having in- quiries made and will ensure that this paper is not prevented from circulating in the camps.