HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 c197
40. Mr. SHORT

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will make a statement respecting the rate of postage on letters or postcards addressed by applicants for employment vacancies advertised in the Press?


An application for employment sent through the post is subject to the same conditions as other correspondence; but, like certain other documents, if it is made on an appropriate printed form and placed in an unsealed envelope, it may be sent at the printed paper rate of ½d. for two ounces. The condition of an appropriate printed form is regarded as fulfilled if "Application for Employment" or some equivalent wording is printed or handstamped (in characters not resembling those of a typewriter) at the head of a plain sheet of paper. A postcard similarly headed would be passed. In addition, a sheet of paper or a card which has a cut-out printed heading completely adherent to it bearing the words "Application for Employment" would also be passed at the halfpenny rate.