27. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that persons desirous of contributing to the War Loan are subscribing weekly small sums to buy the 5s. vouchers which are then raffled for; and if, in view of the fact that small postal orders have never been used as currency, and that if a 1s. or 2s. 6d. vouchers were so used they would probably be lost, to the profit of the Treasury, he will reconsider his decision on the matter?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I have no previous knowledge of the practice to which my hon. Friend refers. As regards the second part of the question, I may observe that small postal orders were actually made legal tender for a short period at the beginning of the War. I regret to be unable to modify the decision already announced.