HC Deb 05 July 1937 vol 326 cc20-1
29. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that lottery tickets are being transmitted to England through the mails from Continental countries; and whether the Post Office are taking any steps to stop the transmission of these communications through the post?

Major Tryon

It is well known that the transmission of lottery material through the post in this country is not permitted. Such steps as are practicable are taken to prevent the post from being used for this purpose, but it would not be in the public interest to detail the measures taken.

Mr. Day

Are advertisements for these Continental lotteries allowed to circulate?

Major Tryon

That is a different question. Perhaps the hon. Member will put it down.

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