HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c634W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the purpose of limiting to one the number of letters that may be brought to the House by individual members of the public for delivery to hon. Members.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

All mail for Members of Parliament is dealt with by the House of Commons Post Office, and the Post Office will not accept unstamped mail without making a surcharge to the addressee. If all mail which is handed in, or received in bulk by post, were to be franked the cost would have to be met from the House of Commons Vote and this would be a considerable charge to public funds.