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Prize Court Sittings

Volume 66: debated on Wednesday 26 August 1914

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asked the Attorney-General why the advertisements of merchant ships captured during the war and to be adjudicated upon by the Prize Courts, of the sittings of which notice has been given, are inserted in the "Times" only among morning newspapers; whether this preference to a single newspaper is justifiable or necessary; whether there is any ground for such official recognition of the "Times" newspaper for this purpose to the exclusion of its competitors; and whether it is not desirable that important public information of this sort should be published in other papers?

It is for the Prize Court to decide what advertisement of pending causes is necessary. I have ascertained from the Registry of the Prize Court that in addition to inserting notices in the "Times," notices are also inserted in "Lloyd's List," "The Liverpool Journal of Commerce," and "The Shipping and Mercantile Gazette."