HC Deb 19 May 1890 vol 344 cc1267-8
MR. JEFFREYS (Hunts, Basingstoke)

I bog to ask the Postmaster General whether, having regard to the great amount of time that hon. Members now have to devote to their Parliamentary correspondence, and that, in addition to this, they have not only to go and purchase stamps, but even to affix them to their letters, he will restore to them their ancient privilege of sending their letters free of charge provided that they are written on House of Commons paper, and posted in the House?


The privilege to which my hon. Friend refers was abrogated by the Penny Postage Act, and he will therefore see it is not in my power to restore it.


The right hon. Gentleman has not answered the last part of the question—whether, after a Member buys stamps, he will give orders to some person to affix them?


I thought my hon. Friend hardly put that part of the question seriously.