§ 33. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the conscientious objectors' periodical the "News Sheet," several numbers of which were circulated before its suppression, bore no printers' imprint; whether the omission is contrary to law; what proceedings, if any, have been taken against the parties responsible for the offence; and, if none have been taken, will he explain why, an exception was made?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; but there appears to be some doubt 17 whether a prosecution would be successful, and as the paper has been suppressed it does not appear to be worth while to take proceedings.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there were sixteen numbers issued at different periods, covering a long time; and why is it that proceedings were not taken during the whole of that time?