§ MR. J. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, on what date the promise that Members of the House of Commons may write on official business to the Clerk of the House of Commons without payment of postage will be carried into effect?
§ MR. HANBURY
Steps are being taken to add the Clerk of the House of Commons to the list of officials entitled to receive letters on the public service free of postage. Formal Treasury sanction has to be given, and a notice issued to all post offices in the United Kingdom, but there is no reason why the arrangement should not come into force by to-morrow week, Tuesday being the day on which the Post Office weekly circular is issued.