HC Deb 26 March 1941 vol 370 c574
33. Mr. Emery

asked the Postmaster- General whether he will consider the sale of post-cards to the public at a cheap rate, similar to the field post-cards used by men in the Forces, by which people in bombed areas may be able to communicate quickly with friends and relatives, thus avoiding the present blocking of telegraph and telephone facilities in these areas?

The Postmaster-General (Mr. W. S. Morrison)

Cards like field post-cards bearing alternative printed phrases would be admissible at 1d. printed paper rate of postage and it is open to private enterprise to provide such cards. The question of providing such cards already stamped for sale at post offices has previously been considered. I understand that there are various difficulties and objections, but I will again look into the question and write to my honourable Friend.