§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Church Conservative Club is raising money by lottery to reduce the debt on the club premises, and that many thousand tickets have been issued for such lottery, announced to be drawn on Primrose Day, 19th April; whether the prizes include cigars; whether the club is licensed to sell tobacco; and, what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I have seen a notice of the proposed lottery, from which it appears that the prizes include cigars. I have called the attention of the Public Prosecutor and of the Board of Inland Revenue to the matter.