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British Press Correspondents

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what British Press correspondents have been permitted to enter Poland; and whether their dispatches are free from censorship in Poland.

As far as I am aware, three British Press correspondents, representing "The Times" and Exchange Telegraph Company, the "Daily Herald" and the "Daily Mail," are at present in Poland. I understand that several other British newspapers intend to send out representatives to Poland as soon as they can, and I certainly very much hope that they will do so. The representatives of the Polish Provisional Government assured the British Delegation at the Potsdam Conference that Press correspondents who came to Poland would be able to observe and report freely on

I.—RELEASES AND DISCHARGES FROM THE FORCES AND AUXILIARY AND NURSING SERVICES 18TH JUNE TO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 1945.
Service.Class A.Class B.Other Releases and Discharges.Total.
MEN
Navy43,3591,13110,73955,229
Army155,91511,10530,142197,162
Air Force60,0015,66214,57380,236
Total259,27517,89855,454332,627
WOMEN.
Navy10,78632,10712,896
Army45,697275,89051,614
Air Force27,575186,57934,172
Total84,0584814,57698,682
TOTAL MEN AND WOMEN.
Navy54,1451,13412,84668,125
Army201,61211,13236,032248,776
Air Force87,5765,68021,152114,408
Total343,33317,94670,030431,209
II.—RELEASES AND DISCHARGES FROM THE FORCES AND AUXILIARY AND NURSING SERVICES DURING SEPTEMBER, 1945.
Service.Class A.Class B.Other Releases and Discharges.Total.
MEN.
Navy21,8226343,40325,859
Army49,0466,77611,79967,621
Air Force27,3842,2072,58632,177
Total98,2529,61717,788125,657
WOMEN.
Navy3,29333843,680
Army6,213241,7908,027
Air Force9,69371,09210,792
Total19,199343,26622,499
TOTAL MEN AND WOMEN.
Navy25,1156373,78729,539
Army55,2596,80013,58975,648
Air Force37,0072,2143,67842,969
Total117,4519,65121,054148,156

the situation there. I have had no cause for complaint as regards censorship.