§ 67. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the nature of any instructions now in force as to the opening of letters passing through the Post Office to destinations in Ireland; whether extra staff has recently been specially detailed for this work; and how many letters have been opened and returned to senders and how many resealed and forwarded since 1st January, 1931?
§ Mr. SHORT
It would not be in the public interest to indicate in public, and therefore to all persons in any way con- 1630 cerned, the steps taken to prevent illegalities now in progress, and the extent to which those steps are proving effective. As regards the other part of the question, my right hon. Friend would refer to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Postmaster-General to the right hon. Member for the Chorley Division yesterday.
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Will the Home Secretary consider, in order to save all this trouble, confusion, and chaos, bringing in a Bill to legalise lotteries for charities?