§ MR. JORDAN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received any communication from Mr. Wilson, clerk of the Enniskillen Union, in reference to overcharge on the delivery of (A) requisition forms, under "The Registration Act, 1885"; whether unstamped forms have been charged double postage as alleged; and whether, as the Returns are mandatory and the Statute penal, he will make arrangements, under all the circumstances, to have those necessary legal forms delivered to the clerk of the Union free, or at the usual single postage rate?
§ MR. RAIKES
I have received a communication from Mr. Wilson, clerk of the Enniskillen Union, on the subject referred to by the hon. Member, and I beg to state that when the requisition forms in question are returned through the Post Office unpaid they are charged double postage under the ordinary rule. The Legislature has conferred no privilege of free transmission through the post on the documents in question, and I have no power to treat them exceptionally.