HC Deb 25 May 1883 vol 279 c886

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in fixing the scale of charges by weight, for the carriage of parcels by the parcel post, he will consider the propriety of allowing a small proportionate excess over each pound in weight in respect of the coverings in which such parcels are wrapped?


Sir, the weights for parcels were fixed in the Schedule to the Parcels Post Act passed last Session; and I do not think it would be expedient to alter them in the manner suggested by the hon. and learned Member.