§ Mr. EVELYN CECIL
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the French Red Cross postage stamp offered for sale at fifteen centimes, of which ten centimes go to pay postage and five centimes go to the funds of the French Red Cross Society for the sick and wounded; and whether he is prepared to issue a similar postage stamp for the United Kingdom at 1½d., ½d. of which should be allocated to the joint fund of the Order of St. John and the British Red Cross Society?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
My attention has already been called to the French stamp, and I have received several suggestions for the adoption of a similar arrangement here. Such a method of collecting money for charitable funds would be costly and troublesome, for the introduction for sale at post offices of even one additional article involves a considerable increase of work in requisitioning, distributing, storing, checking, and accounting.