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British Prisoners Of War, Far East

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Minister of Information on what date the strict censorship on letters from Britain to prisoners of war in Japanese hands will be ended; why this censorship is still being maintained; if he is aware that letters are being returned to sender because of alleged non-compliance with the requirements of the Japanese authorities, and with the intimation that no reference must be made to such return; and that consequently, prisoners of war are being deprived of the news of Japan's surrender and their pending release; and on what security grounds such methods are continued at the present time.