HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c583

asked the Postmaster General, If he will be good enough to inform the House when the Reply Post Cards will be issued; and, if, as a step in the direction of reduced cost of telegrams, he can see his way to allow a telegram of twenty words, answer prepaid, to be sent for one shilling and sixpence?


Sir, the Inland reply Post Card will be ready for use on Monday, the 2nd of October. I may take this opportunity of stating that it has been arranged about the same time to issue foreign reply Post Cards, which will be available for most of the countries in the Postal Union. With regard to the latter part of the hon. Member's Question, although I should be very glad when it is thought, in view of financial considerations, that the price of telegrams can be reduced, I do not think it would be expedient to charge a smaller sum for a reply to a message than for the telegram first sent.