§ Sir WILLIAM BULL
asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider the question of exempting letters sent by wounded soldiers in hospital in this country from postage; and, in order to avoid abuse, if he will consider the possibility of investing the military superintendent of such hospitals with power to use an official stamp or to initial them, certifying their nature?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I am sorry that I do not see my way to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion. But any unpaid or short-paid inland letter which bears an indication that it was posted by a soldier, whether in hospital or in camp, is charged on delivery at the single instead of the double rate.