Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the Postmaster-General whether a polling card printed with blanks for the voter's name and polling place is transmissible at the printed paper rate of ½d. for 1 oz. if sent in an unsealed packet after the blanks 3471W have been filled in; and whether the rules as to election communications in imitation typewriter apply to election communications in facsimile handwriting?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
A printed polling card is transmissible at the printed paper rate if sent in an unsealed packet after the blanks have been filled in, unless it is printed in imitation of typewriting, in which case it must be prepaid at the letter rate or (if sent unenclosed) at the postcard rate. An election communication printed or reproduced in facsimile handwriting by any process easy to recognise is transmissible at the printed paper rate if it consists wholly of printed matter not in the nature of a letter or if it comes within the definition of a circular on page 12 of the "Post Office Guide"; and it need not, if it fulfils either condition, be handed in specially at a post office.