HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1761-2W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the large number of moneylenders' circulars which are now sent through the halfpenny post and, having regard to the fact that large numbers of these come into the hands of minors, will he consider the advisability of taking such steps as will ensure the postage of these circulars in sealed envelopes; and will he consider the advisability of taking steps to prevent these circulars being sent. out promiscuously?


Moneylenders' circulars are not prohibited from transmission by post, and an amendment of the law would be required if it were desired to prohibit them. I do not think it would be practicable to exclude such circulars from the printed paper rate of postage solely on the ground that they emanate from moneylenders.