HC Deb 15 February 1937 vol 320 c836
44. Mr. Groves

asked the Postmaster-General the degree of difference in the relative services to justify the reply envelopes of the taxpayer and that of the telephone subscriber so differing that both are printed "On His Majesty's Service," but one bears the official paid stamp whereas the other has to bear a 1½d. stamp?

Major Tryon

Generally speaking, postage should be prepaid on any communication sent by a private individual to an official of a Government Department which relates to his private affairs. The point raised by the hon. Member involves rather complex considerations of accounting and I am considering it.