HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 cc468-9
SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that circular letters associated with lottery drawings conducted by H. Langenhann & Company, Bremen, were on the 22nd June last posted at the Western Central District Office, London, to persons in the United Kingdom; and, seeing that his attention has been directed to similar circulars in connection with a lottery at Budapest, will he state what action he proposes to take in the matter.


The receipt in this country of lottery circulars from the firms in question was recently brought to the notice of the Foreign Office. His Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin, who was consulted on the subject, was of opinion that, as the Prussian Diet were considering the adoption of measures to check the issue of lottery circulars from the minor German States, no action on the part of His Majesty's Government was for the present desirable.