§ Mr. KING
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered a proposal made to him for the issue of a new form of reply post card, bearing on its face the spaces for two addresses, namely, of the sender and the addressee, and whether he is prepared to entertain the issue of reply post cards in this form?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The use of single cards as reply post cards is open to (ho objection (hat the presence of two addresses and two postage stamps on each card would tend to impede sorters and other officers in dealing rapidly with such cards in the post, and would involve risk of missending. Further, if such cards, when first posted, were put through the electric date-stamping machines which are now widely used, the stamps for reply would as a rule be prematurely cancelled. I do not see my way, therefore, to issue such cards.