Post Office Act 1913
(3 & 4 Geo 5 c.11, 15th August 1913)
An Act to enable Newspapers published in British Possessions or Protectorates to be registered and be treated as Registered Newspapers under the Post Office Act, 1908.
[15th August 1913]
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. The provisions of the Post Office Act, 1908, relating to the registration of newspapers and registered newspapers shall apply to publications printed and published in a British possession or protectorate as they apply to publications printed and published in the British Islands, and accordingly paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section twenty of the Post Office Act, 1908 (which relates to the publications which may be registered as a newspaper), shall be read as if the words ‘or in some British possession or protectorate’ were inserted after the words 'in the British Islands':
Provided that the Postmaster General may refuse to register as a newspaper a publication printed and published in a British possession or protectorate, unless arrangements have been made to his satisfaction for maintaining a responsible representative of the publication in the United Kingdom.
For the purposes of this provision, the expression 'British Protectorate' shall be deemed to include the Malay States and Cyprus.
2. This Act may be cited as the Post Office Act, 1913, and shall be read as one with the Post Office Act, 1908.