HC Deb 30 July 1931 vol 255 cc2440-1
23. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary what instructions have been recently issued by his Department to intercept communications passing between Great Britain and foreign countries offering for sale tickets in lotteries and sweepstakes; has he any records of the number of letters or tickets so intercepted; and will he give particulars?


The practice in regard to such communications was stated by my hon. Friend the Postmaster-General on the 28th instant in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Taunton (Lieut.-Colonel Gault), and no further instructions in this matter have been necessary. It would not be in the public interest to give the further information requested.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that during the last fortnight very many letters have been delivered which came from the Continent?


I can only say whatever is possible is done to prevent that, because these transactions are illegal.