Election Propaganda (Postage).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 11th April 1922.

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asked the Postmaster-General the approximate extra cost, in addition to the cost of the ordinary daily post delivery, of the distribution of a candidate's election address, or other election propaganda, to 25,000 voters in one district, in envelopes directed from the voting lists and de livered to the post office in separate packets for each street, and in numerical order; whether such extra cost would amount to as much as £10, as compared with the present postage charge of more than £100; and will he consider the advisability of charging rates for this special service compatible with the cost of a house-to-house delivery, privately undertaken?