HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 c2392W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the voting papers by which the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge are directed by the Representation of the People Act to conduct their Parliamentary Elections are entitled to pass post free as election communications, both when sent by the University authorities to the voter and when returned by the voter to the University authorities?


I am advised that there is no provision in the Representation of the People Act or elsewhere for the exemption from payment of postage of voting papers sent through the post in connection with a Parliamentary Election in a University constituency. Postage should be prepaid on such communications, both when they are sent out by and when they are returned to Registrars of the Universities.