HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 c1734
MR. HAVILAND BURKE (King's County, Tullamore)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether be is aware that the Post Office Act, 1870, does not require that the English translation of the Gaelic title of a supplement shall appear at the top of every page; and whether he will give directions that there shall be no interference with the circulation of the Midland Tribune, merely on the ground that there is no translation given of the title of its Irish supplement.


I am advised that a publication bearing a title different from that of the paper of which it professes to be a supplement cannot, under the Act of 1870, pass as a "supplement." The object of the limitation is to protect the revenue and has nothing to do with the question of a Gaelic title. But in the particular case of the Midland Tribune a little alteration would regularise the title; and I should be glad if the hon. Member will speak to me on the subject.