HC Deb 23 April 1947 vol 436 c107W
Mr. Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the "Gibraltar Chronicle," the only English paper published on the Rock, is under Government control; how is that control exercised; and what was the profit or loss on this paper during the last accounting year.

Mr. Creech Jones

The ''Gibraltar Chronicle" has been owned since its foundation in 1801 by a Committee of the Garrison Library, which is composed of representatives of the Combatant and Colonial Services. It is in no way under the control of the Government of Gibraltar whose policy it has in fact frequently criticised. With regard to the last part of the Question, the profit during the last accounting year was £973, which was used for the maintenance of the Library and for a staff bonus. The "Gibraltar Chronicle" is the only daily paper in Gibraltar published wholly in English, but both a daily and a weekly paper are published in Spanish which contain occasional articles in English.

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