§ 37. Mr. DAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give the approximate number of communications relating 1789 to lotteries and sweepstakes which have arrived through the post in this country from countries outside Great Britain and which have been withheld from delivery during the period of the last two years?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Major Tryon)
It would not be in the public interest to make available to the promoters of lotteries any information as to the scope and effect of the action taken to prevent the distribution and sale of lottery tickets in this country.
§ Major TRYON
I have given the hon. Member an answer—that it would not be in the public interest to do so.
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
Is not the withholding of the information in order to save the face of the Government rather than to protect the administration of the law? How can a statement of fact giving this information affect the administration of the law?