HC Deb 08 July 1924 vol 175 c1984W

asked the Postmaster-General upon whose authority letters are being opened in Northern Ireland by policemen without affixing the usual notice of censorship?


I have been asked to reply. I do not understand what the hon. Member has in mind 'when he speaks of the "usual notice." When the powers recognised by Section 56 of the Post Office Act, 1908, are exercised, there is no requirement that anyone shall be informed, and it may be essential that no information should be given. The Lord Lieutenant's power referred to in that Section is now exercisable in Northern Ireland by the Governor.