HC Deb 08 July 1887 vol 317 cc214-5
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has now considered the Memorial, signed by nearly 150 Members of the House of Commons, sent to him in March last, urging that increased facilities should be granted for the sale through the post offices of the United Kingdom of Consols in small sums to the working classes; and, whether he will introduce a Bill to carry out the prayer of the Memorial without further delay?

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

I do not think that the more convenient course would be to introduce a Bill with one clause specially to carry out this proposal. But, subject to the concurrence of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I think advantage might be taken to insert a clause in any Bill relating to savings banks which may be introduced.