HC Deb 29 April 1890 vol 343 cc1641-2
SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the tickets for a "social gathering," "tea," "concert of vocal and instrumental music," and addresses by General Sir C. Teesdale, Coningsby Disraeli, &c., on 30th April, are being sold at the Bognor Post Office; and, if so, whether this is in accordance with Post Office Rules concerning political matters?

*THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge

In reply to the hon. Baronet I have to state that time has not admitted of my making-inquiry; but upon the question itself I must remark that it contains nothing to show that the social gathering referred to has any political bearing, or that tickets for it might not be sold within a post office without any breach of rule. I should, however, have thought the hon. Baronet would have been the last person in the House to object to a "social tea."


By some inadvertence a portion of the question has been omitted. It stated that this meeting was held in connection with a local habitation of the Primrose League.


Those words do not appear in the question.

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