§ MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether his attention has been called to an issue of white post cards supplied by Fullford, Printers, at King's Cros3, for 6½d. per dozen; and, whether, if such a price is remunerative, he will consider the question of reducing the prices of the post cards supplied by the Post Office, which are respectively 7d. and 8d. per dozen for the yellow and white post cards?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL(Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
The cards to which the hon. Member refers are not those issued by the Post Office, but are private post-cards, allowed, under certain conditions, to be stamped at Somerset House. I cannot say precisely how it is that the stationer named undertakes to sell these cards at so low a price; but possibly it may be because they bear an advertisement. As has been more than once explained to the House, the Post Office is not at present in a position to reduce the price of the official post-cards. I extremely regret to say that, as a matter of fact, the contract has yet some time to run.