HC Deb 11 August 1913 vol 56 cc2060-1

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the arrangements being made by or on behalf of the managers of St. Joseph's Girls' Orphanage, Mountjoy Street, Dublin, for the holding of a public lottery to raise funds for that institution; whether more than 50,000 notices of the lottery have been issued broadcast to the public through the post describing a large number of prizes to be drawn, of which several consist of sums of money, and intimating that cheques and Post Office orders for the purchase of tickets should be made payable to Mrs. Farrell, superioress of the institution and that the winning numbers will be published in the "Freeman's Journal" of the 12th September, 1913; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter?


The attention of my right hon. Friend has been called to this matter. The facts appear to be as stated in the question. In accordance with the advice of successive Law Officers in Ireland that lotteries held for charitable or religious purposes should not be interfered with it is not proposed to take any action in this case.

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