HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1363W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Postmaster-General, whether, in view of the present difficulties now confronting the Post Office and the shortage of paper, he will make an appeal to the general public to refrain from sending Christmas cards?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I hope that the public will do their best to lighten the burden which will fall upon the Post Office during the period of Christmas pressure, and I much appreciate my hon. Friend's desire to help the Post Office in what is bound to be a most formidable task. I hesitate, however, to ask the public to refrain entirely from sending Christmas cards, more especially as so many children and young people are away from home in reception areas, or on service.