25 SEPTEMBER 1915, Page 3

The Home Secretary ended his speech by a. general defence

of the Press Bureau. The Press, be declared, had co-operated with the Bureau admirably. There was, be stated in con- clusion, "only one reason for censoring any news at all— namely, that its publication was calculated to assist the enemy or damage ourselves " :- " It was quite impossible for the critic or layman always to judge what was the true significance and true weight of the reasons which moved the military or the naval authorities, and ho could give no example of what ho was saying without disclosing the very thing they wished to conceal. We might do much that was helpful to the enemy and damaging to ourselves by carelessness and inattention and by taking short views."