§ Mr. THOMAS O'DONNELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether public boards in Ireland incur a considerable expense in postage every year which has to come out of local rates; and whether he will consider the possibility of treating the letters sent by those bodies as the letters of public departments are treated?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton)
The official correspondence system is restricted to Metropolitan Government Departments, and even in their case the postage on unpaid official letters is charged to the account of the Departments concerned. There are many objections to the extension of the system to the local boards to which my hon. Friend refers.