HC Deb 15 August 1879 vol 249 cc1039-40

asked the Secretary of State for the Home De- partment, Whether his attention has, within the last few weeks, been directed to certain affiches which are exposed everywhere, particularly in the streets of London; and, whether he does not think that the time has arrived when he ought to suppress those affiches, which are opposed to public decency and morality?


Sir, in reference to a reply which I recently gave upon this subject—to the effect that if no notice was taken of these publications they would die out of themselves—I must say I did not mean to say that there was not a limit beyond which these things cannot go. I do not retract anything that I said on a former occasion as to the advisability of prosecution in such cases as this, and it is perfectly well known that if the law is transgressed the offenders are liable to prosecution.