HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1723-4

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that on 3rd July the local police at Rhondda prohibited the purchase of the following books from America by Mr. Mainwaring: "Barbarous Mexico," "Evolution (Social and Organic)," "Capital" (Marx), "Evolution of Property," " High Cost of Living," "Universal Kinship," "Germs of Mind in Plants," " Savage Survivals," "Law of Biogenesis," "World's Revolutions'," and "Socialism for Students"; and will he state under what principle books of this kind are prevented from entering the country?


The importation of these books was not prohibited by the police. I am informed by the War Office that the letter which contained the order for these books and notes in payment was written in May last, and was detained for reasons unconnected with the order for the books. The notes were returned to the writer through the local police. I understand that if Mr. Main-waring will repeat the order his letter will be forwarded.