HC Deb 17 February 1887 vol 310 cc1753-4

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is aware that, owing to exist- ing rates of postage, a manufacturer in the North of England distributes his trade samples throughout the United Kingdom by means of the Belgian Post Office, effecting thereby a considerable saving; and, whether this does not represent a loss of income to the Post Office Authorities here?

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

The subject to which the hon. Member refers has already been brought before me, and is now under my consideration. I am, at the present moment, actively engaged in endeavouring to ascertain upon what system a satisfactory Pattern Post can be established without injury to the Revenue, and without affording opportunities for fraud.