§ Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the number of circulars relating to foreign lotteries now passing through the post; and whether any action can be taken in the matter?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I have no information as to the number of foreign lottery circulars sent in closed letters; and the contents of these closed letters are, of course, unknown to the Post Office. Any foreign lottery circulars observed in the open post are stopped. The Post Office is not empowered to take any further action in the matter. I am considering the necessity of further legislation.