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Personnel (Letters To Press)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 23 March 1943

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the position of members of the Navy in relation to writing letters to the Press on other than military matters is substantially the same as that of members of the Army?

The naval regulation which forbids officers and men to communicate to the Press any matter or information relating to the Naval Service, unless the permission of the Admiralty has been first obtained, extends also to anything of a controversial nature affect- ing other departments of the public service or relating to matters of public policy.

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the position of members of the Air Force in relation to writing letters to the Press on other than military matters is substantially the same as that of members of the Army?

The regulations governing communications to the Press by personnel of the Royal Air Force are substantially the same as those for the Army.