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Co-Operative Society (Gifts To Service Men)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that a letter, signed John England, has been sent by the directors of the Manchester and Salford Co-operative Society to Servicemen inviting them to vote for Socialist candidates at the forthcoming General Election and enclosing a gift of 5s. from the Co-operative War Comforts Fund; and if he will take steps to bring such gifts within the Corrupt Practices Act.

My attention has been drawn to this matter by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and inquiries into it are still proceeding.