§ COLONEL MALCOLM (Argyllshire)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that great dissatisfaction is caused by the postal charges made on the official forms rendered necessary by the Local Government (Scotland) Act, and that the difficulty of carrying out that Act in scattered counties is enormously increased by the action of the Postal Authorities therein, 900 Schedules having been returned in one county alone; and whether he will issue such instructions as may put an end to this grievance?
§ *MR. RAIKES
A difference of opinion has for some time existed as to how far these forms can be held to comply with the existing Regulations regarding book-rate postage, but alterations in the Regulations have been suggested, and I am at the present time in correspondence with the Treasury on the subject. I am decidedly of opinion that if the present doubts cannot be satisfactorily cleared up no time should be lost in so amending the Regulations as to make it no longer a matter of question how far these forms are entitled to pass at the book-rate.