HC Deb 25 March 1935 vol 299 c1590W

asked the Postmaster-General whether postal matter and private correspondence accepted by his Department for transmission to Mexico is liable to inspection and may be refused entry if its contents imply propaganda of any religious doctrine?


According to an official document issued by the Mexican Post Office which has just come to hand, postal packets, of which the contents are considered to be in the nature of propaganda on behalf of any religious doctrine, are now prohibited from transmission by post in Mexico; and any such packets originating in other countries which may be observed in the post in Mexico are due to be returned to the country of origin.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his Department has any information as to the fate of some 10,000 refugees from religious persecution in Mexico; and have they sought refuge in the jungle of British Honduras, and will he make inquiries?


I have no information on this subject. If any such movement of Mexican refugees into British Honduras had taken place, the Governor of the Colony would, I feel sure, have informed me of the fact.