HC Deb 12 May 1891 vol 353 c569
MR. JORDAN (Clare, W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he has seen the Report of the Enniskillen Board of Guardians, on Tuesday last, the 5th instant, in reference to the cost of the Returns of (A) requisition forms under the Registration Act of 1885; whether it is true, as alleged by the Chairman of the Board, that the Post Office authorities charge double the ordinary postage rate for the delivery to the Clerk of the Union of unstamped forms; whether this extra postage will cost that Union £20 for this year; whether the Clerk of the Union has any option but to pay the double postage and receive the forms; and whether, as the Return is mandatory and the Statute penal, he will, under all the circumstances, make arrangements to have these necessary legal forms delivered, either free, or at the usual single postage rats?


I understand that a communication has been addressed to the hon. Member asking him to furnish a specimen of the form on which surcharge is alleged. On the receipt of that specimen, I will cause inquiry to be made.