HC Deb 24 May 1971 vol 818 cc3-4W
39. Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Attorney-General if he will refer to the Director of Public Prosecutions the activities of the Julian Press in sending unsolicited sexual advertising through the post, details of which have been sent to him.

The Attorney-General

The Director of Public Prosecutions has formed the opinion, with which I agree, that under the law at present in force prosecution in respect of the distribution of these leaflets would not succeed. The Unsolicited Goods and Services Act will come into force on 12th August. I will then ask the Director to reconsider the position.