HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 c318
MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he has considered an adaptation of the practice of Government Departments, the introduction of free typewriting, or any other plan for relieving Members of this House of the strain and check upon the performance of public duty which the cost of Parliamentary postage imposes; and can he hold out any hope that a remedy, safeguarded against abuse, will be found at an early date.


I am afraid that hon. Members must make up their minds to answer their own letters without the assistance of the State either by way of the provision of free typewriters or otherwise. The receipt of many letters is one of the afflictions which we have to accept as incurable, and I am afraid that if His Majesty's Government undertook to answer hon. Members' letters for them, it would only aggravate the malady at its source