HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 c550
73. Mr. FIELD

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in most other Parliaments Members have free postage; and whether he can arrange that Members whilst in the House on public business will in future be allowed free postage for all correspondence posted during their stay in the House of Commons?

Captain NORTON

As to the first part of the hon. Member's question I have no very precise information. But any Parliamentary privilege in this country of sending or receiving letters by post free of postage was abolished by a Statute of 1840, and my right hon. Friend does not contemplate the re-enactment of any such privilege.