§ MR. YOUNG (Christchurch)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will consider the possibility of allowing voting cards, with the name and address only in writing, to be sent for a halfpenny in the same way as printed matter is now allowed to be sent, in open envelopes?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Sir J. FERGUSSON,) Manchester, N.E.
I think that my hon. Friend is not aware that by a recent change in the regulations polling cards, in which the name and address of the voter and his number on the Register are inserted in writing, are allowed to pass by book post, and may therefore, like other book post matter, be sent for a halfpenny in open envelopes. I think that this 362 meets the case he puts. After the 1st proximo any printed document, having the name and address of the sender or the name of the person addressed inserted in writing, will pass at the book rate.