HC Deb 25 August 1887 vol 319 cc1805-6

asked the Postmaster General, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that Circulars issued to members of Friendly Societies, containing a statement of arrears of contributions and fines, and summoning them to their several periodical meetings, are charged 1d. postage, while the same information or matter, placed on a separate paper and enclosed in another paper is only charged a halfpenny; and, whether any steps can be taken to put an end to an anomaly which is productive of much inconvenience, and without any apparent advantage to the Revenue?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that I have had, as he is indeed aware, the subject of his Question for some time under consideration. There is, without doubt, an anomaly in the present practice; and it is one which, I hope. I shall see my way, with further consideration, to remove.