HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 c1069W
Captain THORPE

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the event of the change contemplated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer becoming law, which will have the effect of increasing the postal rates for printed matter, he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation whereby the scale of maximum expenditure per elector, as provided by the Fourth Schedule of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, may be increased in order to meet the further charges?


A candidate at a Parliamentary election is entitled to send to each elector free of postage one communication not exceeding 2 oz. in weight. This provision would not appear to be affected by any proposals for the increase of postal rates, and I see no reason for taking the steps suggested in the question.