HC Deb 11 June 1956 vol 554 cc4-5W
52. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that letters from British subjects in this country to persons in Israel, including their relations and friends, are being opened by the Israeli authorities; that this is in discrimination to letters received from other countries; and whether he will make representations to the Israeli Government with a view to having this practice stopped.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

I am aware that the Government of Israel applies postal censorship under the defence regulations. Censorship does not cover all postal material but is applied selectively. I have no reason to believe that it is applied only to letters from this country. In the circumstances it would be inappropriate to make representations to the Government of Israel on the grounds of discrimination against mail from this country.