HC Deb 10 June 1912 vol 39 c500

asked the Postmaster-General if his Department have opened letters directed to persons who are, or who are supposed to be, connected with the women's suffrage movement?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

Letters which are not accepted at the premises to which they are addressed have of course to be opened, whatever their subject-matter, in order to return them to the senders. Otherwise, no letters such as those described in the question have been opened in the Post Office.