HC Deb 11 July 1922 vol 156 cc1044-5
57. Lieut.-Colonel HILDER

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider the advisability of applying to touting moneylenders and to persons carrying on other businesses which are noxious to the community the same postal restrictions as are applied to persons who offend against the lottery laws; and is he aware that in some of the British Dominions the Post Office has, and exercises with benefit to the community, the power of suppressing or strictly limiting nefarious undertakings by refusing them the right to use the Post Office?


The laws relating to lotteries and certain other matters prohibit the use of the post in connection therewith. There is, however, no similar legislation regarding money lending. I have no power to interfere with moneylenders' circulars sent through the post. I am aware of the facts stated as regards certain British Dominions.