HC Deb 01 March 1906 vol 152 cc1311-2

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General, whether, in view of the fact that embossed literature for the blind is, owing to its weight, subject to a heavy postage rate, he can see his way, considering the small amount of such literature and the poverty of many for whose use it is issued, to allow such documents to pass free through the post, as permitted in some foreign; countries; or, if not, to reduce the postage rate now charged on parcels marked for the blind.


The hon. Member is perhaps aware that letters in embossed type have been placed on the same footing as printed matter, and can be sent under the existing regulations for a postage of a ½d. up to 2 ozs. in weight. I regret that I do not see my way to give a further concession such as that suggested by the hon. Member. To do so would greatly detract from the simplicity and speed of the postal arrangements, which is of the utmost importance for securing prompt delivery.