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Malta (Imported Periodicals)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what periodicals which are published in this country, are forbidden to be imported into Malta; and what is the reason for this policy.

There is no general prohibition against the importation into Malta of any periodicals published in the United Kingdom. There are powers arising out of local legislation under which individual postal articles which are indecent, obscene, impious, seditious or grossly offensive may be detained by the Postmaster-General of Malta on the authority of the Minister in charge of his Department.