HC Deb 29 May 1907 vol 174 c1641
MR. G. A. HARDY (Suffolk, Stowmarket)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that a printer in Clerkenwell was fined £25 last week for distributing circulars in aid of a foreign lottery, and that circulars are now being distributed by post in London of a lottery in aid of a Roman Catholic church in Dublin, any steps will be taken to stop this distribution through the post.


I understand that as these circulars were posted in closed envelopes the Post Office cannot take any action. I have, of course, no jurisdiction with regard to Irish lotteries.