§ 47. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that many Parliamentary candidates arrange 1246 for the distribution of their election addresses in addressed envelopes by voluntary workers; and whether, in view of a recent prosecution of a man who had distributed a number of addresed circulars, it is the intention to prosecute Parliamentary candidates who, in future, distribute election addresses in the way described?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The practice of distributing election addresses in addressed envelopes by voluntary workers ordinarily comes within the statutory exceptions to the Postmaster-General's exclusive privilege of carrying letters, and is therefore not an infringement of the law.