HC Deb 18 December 1929 vol 233 cc1425-6W

asked the Postmaster-General how long it has been the custom and practice for letters in excess of one in number addressed to Members of this House, delivered by hand on matters of urgency, to be stamped with the appropriate postage stamp to ensure delivery


The hon. Member apparently refers to the practice under which the Serjeant-at-Arms Messenger (not the Post Office) is forbidden to accept more than one letter at a time for delivery within the House. If, after refusal by the Serjeant-at-Arms Messenger, batches of letters for delivery within the House are tendered at the House of Commons Post Office, they must of course be stamped in the ordinary way.