§ 1. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can state the nature of the new by-laws which have been issued preventing the sale of revolutionary and seditious literature on War Office land; and whether this applies to all War Office stations or only to London?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
Under the by-laws for Aldershot and District made in 1930 it was made an offence to enter War Department land for the purpose of depositing or distributing any handbills or literature or other printed matter of any description. Opportunity is being taken to insert similar provisions in by-laws of other military stations, and I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of the recently revised by-laws for the Woolwich District.
§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
Will not my hon. Friend consider extending the appli- 945 cation of these by-laws to all War Office stations in Great Britain?
§ Mr. NEIL MACLEAN
Will the hon. Gentleman issue copies of the revised by laws and place them in the Library so that Members can see them?
§ Sir PERCY HARRIS
If these powers of making by-laws are effective, does it not show that it is unnecessary to introduce special legislation to deal with this kind of problem?