31. Sir F. HALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether sailors in the Navy and the Auxiliary Marine Service are allowed to send letters without charge; and, if not, what exactly are the rules in the matter?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Pease)
At present postage is payable at the Inland rate on letters sent by sailors serving on His Majesty's ships in home waters and at the rate of 1d. per oz. on letters sent by sailors serving on His Majesty's ships abroad.
On and after the 3rd of June, the postage on a letter not exceeding 1 oz. sent 663 from one of His Majesty's ships in home waters will be 1d., and the postage on letters above that weight will be at the Inland rate of l½d. up to 4 ozs. and ½d. for every additional 2 ozs. or fraction of 2 ozs. On letters sent from His Majesty's ships abroad the postage will be 1d. per oz. as at present. The expression "His Majesty's Ship" includes any auxiliary ship the name of which appears in the Admiralty Lists.