§ Mr. Mitchison
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what facilities the Government are affording for the collection of contributions to the Thanksgiving Appeal launched by the Lord Mayor of London on 22nd March.
§ Sir S. Cripps
As an exceptional measure, justified by the very special character of this Appeal, I have agreed with my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General that contributions to this fund should be accepted at all Post Offices in the United Kingdom. The Staff Associations concerned have also agreed to this arrangement upon the same basis of its most exceptional character. Contributions must be in multiples of sixpence and will be acknowledged by receipts of special design provided by the Fund for fixed sums of 6d., ls., 2s. 6d. and 10s. Posters will also be exhibited at Post Offices throughout the United Kingdom. These facilities will be given without charge except where outpayments to sub-postmasters are concerned.