§ 89. Mr. Allason
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is satisfied that the present penalties are adequate for the offence of sending indecent literature through the post, in view of recent cases; and whether he will now introduce legislation to increase the penalties.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
My right hon. Friend has no reason for thinking that the present maximum penalty for an indictable offence under Section 11(1,b) of the Post Office Act, 1953, is inadequate. But it is a question whether the maximum penalty to which a person is liable on summary conviction under the same Section of the Act should not be increased and this is under consideration.