§ 32. Sir Cooper Rawson
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give permission for the postmen of Brighton and Hove, when delivering letters, to distribute, over a period of two or three days, a joint pamphlet from the Mayors of Brighton and Hove urging the inhabitants 1275 to support the war weapons week, in view of the fact that the postmen are anxious to co-operate, without any extra cost to the State, and thus contribute to the successful results of the campaign?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Much as I sympathise with the object of this appeal and appreciate the public spirit of the local postmen at Brighton and Hove, I regret that I am prevented by Statute from meeting the hon. Member's request. I am not empowered to accord free postage to anyone.
§ Sir C. Rawson
While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask whether it is not a fact that any legislation can be got through in this country within 24 hours? [HON. MEMBERS: "No"] After all, we want the money.
§ Mr. Morrison
I feel that the House is in general agreed that we ought to confine legislation to essential matters, in present circumstances.