HC Deb 30 July 1894 vol 27 cc1252-3

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the envelopes sold by the Post Office with the 2½d. embossed stamp for use abroad are so transparent that every word of the letters which they contain can easily be read through them; and if he will endeavor to remedy this defect?


I have noticed the defect mentioned, and I shall be glad to take steps for remedying it as soon as the present supply of envelopes is exhausted. The hon. Member is probably aware that the object has been to make the envelopes light in weight, so as to leave as much as possible of the ½ ounce for the contents.