HC Deb 13 April 1965 vol 710 cc167-8W
Mr. John Wells

asked the Postmaster-General to what Government Departments, nationalised industries and similar bodies, including Royal Commissions, mail may be sent marked O.H.M.S.; and if he will extend this facility to correspondents to the Dental Estimates Board.

Mr. Joseph Slater

The inscription "O.H.M.S." has no postal significance and its appearance on letters does not in any way relieve senders of the general necessity to pay postage on all correspondence. Government Departments and some closely associated bodies, but not the nationalised industries, are allowed to use envelopes printed or franked with an "Official Paid" design: but they still have to pay postage on such letters. The question of bringing the Dental Estimates Board within the scope of these facilities is essentially a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.