§ MR. OLIVER WALKER
asked the Postmaster General, If it is true that double postage is charged upon unpaid letters arriving from soldiers serving in South Africa; and, if this is the case, whether he will consider the propriety of remitting the double postage, seeing the difficulty of obtaining stamps at the seat of war?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
Since April last it has been the practice to charge only the ordinary prepaid 1708 rates of postage upon letters from officers, soldiers, and seamen serving in South Africa, which reach this country unpaid. If any letters are accidentally charged with double postage, owing to its not being known that they are sent by soldiers, the surcharge is always remitted on application.