HC Deb 21 June 1921 vol 143 c1080

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, in January last, many approved societies issued to their members national health insurance contribution cards, and envelopes bearing ½d. postage stamps for return by post of the stamped cards at the end of this half-year; and whether, in view of the fact that the societies have had no opportunity since the new rates of postage came into force of informing their members that the postage of such cards is now 1d., he will give instructions that the current half-year's stamped cards shall be delivered to approved societies without surcharge if ½d. of postage is prepaid?


I regret that it is impossible to exempt articles sent by particular interests from the regulations and rates of postage applicable to postal packets in general.

Major WOOD

If these packets are posted and acceptance is refused, will they be returned to the Ministry of Health? Will not the Government have more trouble than if they allow what I suggest?


If the hon. Member will confer with me in regard to this matter I will see if there is any way out of the difficulty.

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