25 SEPTEMBER 1915, Page 3

In the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr. Hogge opened

a debate on the Press Censorship. The nation, he complained, was not treated with candour in respect of war news. American newspapers contained more information about the British Navy than our own newspapers. As an example of the suppression of news, he drew attention to the report of the destruction of a Russian arsenal. The Home Secretary, in his reply, stated that the report as to the blowing up of the Russian arsenal had been withheld from publication out of regard for the interests of one of our allies. As a matter of fact, it was not known in official quarters in this country whether the report was true or false.