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Letters Censorship

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the censoring and opening of letters between Germany and this country is to continue indefinitely; what is the nature of comments liable to censorship, sent and received, by Members of Parliament and other British citizens; and whether letters sent to Government Departments and Ministers are subject to censorship.

Letters passing between Germany and this country are to continue to be liable to be opened and read by the censorship authorities. The object of this censorship is to obtain information, and no excisions are made. Letters to and from Government Departments are exempt from censorship and so are those to Members of Parliament if they are unmistakably addressed.