§ 74. Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has now considered the letter, to which his attention has been drawn, with gummed labels placed on the back of it which was conveyed from Durham to Glasgow, with offensive printed matter concerning Jews; and whether he can take steps to prevent letters of that kind being carried and have inquiry made with a view to prosecuting any person putting such offensive matter on letters?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Walter Womersley)
I am advised that the labels cannot be regarded as coming within the terms of Section 16 of the Post Office Act, 1908, and that my right hon. Friend would not be justified in stopping the letters which bear them.
§ Sir W. WOMERSLEY
Our legal advisers inform us that there is no case to go to the courts in this instance. Personally I do not regard the taste of the person who put the labels on as being first-class.
§ Mr. McGOVERN
Will the hon. Gentleman convey to the Minister the desire to have labels of this type blanked out?
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
Will my hon. Friend also consult his legal advisers as to how it is possible for the Post Office to return perfectly legal 10s. orders?