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Newspaper Export Ban

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 27 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Information whether he has issued any instructions prohibiting the cabling abroad, or broadcasting of, any of the contents of those papers whose export abroad is banned?

There is no change in the position described in my right hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friends the Members for Swindon (Mr. Wakefield) and East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on Thursday last. The censorship will not permit the cabling abroad of any quotations from these papers which are likely to cause disunity among the United Nations.

Then no instructions were given placing a ban on the contents of these papers, and the story that such a ban was made and withdrawn a few days later is inaccurate?

As far as my knowledge goes, no. If my hon. Friend wants more specific information, I should like to have notice.