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Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War the purpose of the present test censorship applied to letters from personnel in oversea commands to civilians in this country; and how many military personnel are employed on censorship duties.

The object is to prevent the evasion of the local civil censorship through the Army Postal Service by local civilians. The number of men employed is directly related to the number of troops in each particular area, but I regret that details are not readily available.