§ MR. COWAN
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if it be the case, since the issuing of the Penny Draft and Receipt Stamps in 1853, that those Stamps have been supplied in England and Ireland to the public at a deduction from the price of seven and a half per cent, which has been entirely withheld from the people of Scotland, if he can explain the grounds of this difference, and if it is intended that it shall cease, and when?
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, the advantage to which the hon. Gentleman referred had certainly been given to persons sending their cheques to be stamped in London and Dublin because there were presses there. Steps were being taken to extend the same privilege to Edinburgh;' Dies were prepared, and the only thing that was wanted was a room to receive the presses. He believed that in the course of the next week the alteration would have taken effect.