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Birth Control Literature

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence to send literature on birth control by post to persons who have not requested the issue of such literature to them.

Is it not a fact that recently the Minister of Health made a statement about this matter? As literature of this kind is being sent through the post, is there nothing we can do about it?

This is a highly controversial question about which it would be necessary to lay before the House special legislation, which would not primarily be the concern of the Post Office.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the sending of this literature through the post causes annoyance and embarrassment to people who have not requested the delivery of such literature?