HC Deb 17 May 1915 vol 71 cc1985-6
16. Viscount VALENTIA

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider a reduction of the postal rate for the transmission of Manilla paper for the use of the blind on the same scale as a predecessor in his office reduced that for the transmission of blind literature through the post, as the said paper, cut in the shape used by blind people for correspondence, is used for no other trade purpose?


The special postage rates for books and papers impressed for the use of the blind were made still lower on the 1st January last, and I do not see my way to recommend the further concession now suggested.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the question only asks him to consider extending the same reduction to paper used for correspondence as has been already granted in the case of printed matter?


I considered this matter very carefully and sympathetically about the end of last year, and I am afraid I really cannot make any further concession. I then reduced the rate very considerably.