§ MR. E. ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Attorney General if he is aware that, since the passing of the Infants (Betting and Loans) Act, numerous advertisements have appeared in the newspapers, inviting the persons to whom they are addressed to borrow money from the advertisers, and that many of these advertisements are directly addressed to minors, clerks, and reversioners; and whether it is an offence under the Act for any person to send, or cause to be sent, to infants newspapers containing such advertisements?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I am not aware of the circumstances mentioned in the first paragraph of the hon. Gentleman's question. I cannot say whether the sending of a newspaper containing such advertisements as the hon. Gentleman refers to is an offence. That would depend upon the circumstances of the case.