§ (1) The provisions set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act shall be substituted for Part IV. and paragraph (3) of Part V. of the First Schedule to the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883 (which relate to the maximum scale of election expenses), and that Act shall have effect accordingly.
§ (2) Any duly nominated candidate at a Parliamentary election shall, subject to regulations of the Postmaster-General, be entitled to send, free of any charge for 1753 postage, to each registered elector for the constituency, one postal communication containing matter relating to the election only, and not exceeding 2 oz. in weight.
§ For the purpose of this provision candidates who are under paragraph (4) of Part V. of the First Schedule to the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883, deemed to be joint candidates at an election shall be treated as a single candidate.
§ Amendments made: In Sub-section (2) leave out the words "duly nominated."
§ After the word "weight" insert the words: "Provided that a candidate shall not be entitled to exercise the right of free postage conferred by this provision before he is duly nominated unless he has given such security as may be required by the Postmaster-General for the payment of postage in case he does not eventually become nominated."—[Sir G. Cave.]