§ 76. Mr. LYLE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that under date March, 1920, appeals for the Hamburg State Lottery, offering prizes to the extent of 13,731,000 marks, are now being issued through the British Post Office by one Samuel Heckscher, the draw to take place next month; and whether steps can be taken to protect the public from, on the one hand, their exploitation by our late enemies and, on the other, from the moral degradation which may ensnare the British public so carefully guarded by official prohibition of all lotteries, including those organised for charities and hospitals?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
Steps have been taken to prevent, as far as possible, the distribution of advertisements of this and all similar lotteries through the post.