HC Deb 26 February 1912 vol 34 cc1150-1W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he has received information that circular letters from moneylenders are reaching the teachers in public elementary schools in great numbers; and whether he can take any steps with the Postmaster-General to prevent this being done to public servants of small income, which is also likely to convey wrong impressions concerning the teachers to parents of scholars and managers of schools, in rural places particularly?

Captain NORTON

My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The Postmaster-General has no legal authority to withhold from delivery to circular letters of the kind to which the hon. Member refers, even when sent in open covers.