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War News

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will give instructions to all Departments to modify the present security regulations in order that there shall be no disparity in the volume of war news available to the public as between the United States and this country?

Does not my right hon. Friend agree that we have now arrived at a stage in the war in which the release of more detailed news from various fronts, including the home front, would not be of any practical use to the enemy?

We have arrived at a stage in the war where there are very large free Presses on both sides of the Atlantic which are fed on very full and vivid information from all the theatres of war. It is quite possible that some temporary discordance may from time to time make itself manifest, but I am not aware that there is any great evil here to be grappled with.

Is not Hitler's only ally the hangman, and will my right hon. Friend reproduce as a Government paper his last speech proving it?

I do not quite see what that has to do with the Question on the Paper, but Hitler still has some other allies besides the one mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend, on which no doubt he relies a great deal.