HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 c1183

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the weekly recruiting publication, purporting to be a newspaper printed by the "Freeman's Journal," Dublin, but published elsewhere under a false imprint, belongs to a company incorporated under the Companies Act; if it does will he say to what company; if it does not will he say under what law or on what principle it is allowed, unregistered, to be printed and circulated as a newspaper, in defiance of the requirements of the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1881; and, having regard to the matter contained in this publication and to the facility non-registration affords for evading the consequences, will he say who is responsible for that publication?


I have not seen the publication referred to by the hon. Member, and have no information as to who owns it. If the publication is one to which the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1881 applies, I would remind him that the time for making a return under that Act has not yet expired.


Will the right hon. Gentleman get the officers of the Board of Trade in Dublin to set this paper right, as it is publicly boomed in Dublin every week?