HC Deb 22 July 1935 vol 304 c1482
42. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the serious nuisance of chain letters asking each recipient to make five or six copies within three days of receiving the same, sending such copies on to five or six other persons with 6d. to the first name on the list, and suggesting that if this is done the subscriber will in due course receive many hundreds of pounds; and what action the Home Office is taking in the matter?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to questions on this subject on the 27th June last.


Does my hon. and gallant Friend not consider that these chain letters are as prejudicial to the morality of the public as the taking of a ticket in a lottery?


If my hon. Friend reads the answer, he will see that the Home Secretary gave some very good advice to the general public on the matter.