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Lotteries And Sweepstakes (Irish Free State)

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider introducing legislation to provide that all persons passing to and fro between this country and the Irish Free State may be asked to declare whether they carry cash or correspondence in relation to lotteries or sweepstakes and, if so, may be forbidden entrance or exit on the ground that they are engaged in an illegal enterprise?

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend does not think that such legislation is either necessary or desirable.

Will the hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of making representations to the Government in order to legalise lotteries for charitable purposes?