HC Deb 25 July 1873 vol 217 c1064

said, he had a Notice on the Paper— To call attention to a notice of the extension of compulsory registration to letters and packets containing bank notes, postage stamps, jewellery, or watches, issued by command of the Postmaster General and to move—That, in the opinion of this House, it is undesirable that letters, not duly tendered for registration, which contain bank notes or postage stamps, should be subject to a double registration fee of eight pence. At that late hour, however, he would not trouble the House on the subject. He believed he would have an opportunity on Monday, on the Post Office Estimates in Committee of Supply, to draw attention to the matter, and he wished now to give Notice that he would then ask the Postmaster General to withdraw the new regulation, so far as it referred to bank notes and postage stamps. If he did not receive a satisfactory reply from the right hon. Gentleman, he (Mr. Monk) would, on the Report of Supply, move the Resolution which he had put upon the Paper for to-day.


said, the regulation in question was a most monstrous one, and he hoped no time would be lost in calling the attention of the House to it. He trusted the hon. Gentleman (Mr. Monk) had ascertained that he would have an opportunity on Monday of bringing the matter before the House.

Main Question, "That Mr. Speaker do now' leave the Chair," put, and agreed to.

SUPPLY—considered in Committee.

House resumed.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Monday next.