§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)
Yes, Sir; postal packets suspect of containing matter relative to the Irish Hospitals Trust Sweepstakes addressed to persons in Northern Ireland 1142 would be liable to be detained in pursuance of the powers referred to in Section 56 of the Post Office Act of 1908.
§ Mr. PIKE
In view of the fact that the Act of 1908 was passed before the Betting and Lotteries Act of 1934, Section 33, Subsection (3) of which states that it does not apply to Northern Ireland, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the powers under the 1908 Act are not annulled by the 1934 Act?
§ 37. Mr. PIKE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that on the evening of 12th December, 1934, the Belfast (Northern Ireland) postal authorities held in transit, pending instructions from his Department, 50,000 tickets and counterfoils in the Irish Hospitals (1935) Sweepstake; whether these steps were taken at his instruction; and, if so, under what statutory authority?
§ Sir K. WOOD
No, Sir; I have caused inquiries to be made and I have ascertained that there is no truth in the story.