HC Deb 04 May 1888 vol 325 c1356
MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

asked the Postmaster General, If he can state what the difficulty is in issuing special stamps for the conveyance by Railway Companies of letters which have not passed through the post; and, whether, having regard to the great convenience to the public of allowing the practice of transmitting letters by rail to be continued, he can hold out any hope that the difficulty will be met?

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

There are several difficulties in the way of issuing special postage stamps for the purpose of conveying letters which have not passed through the post. These need the most careful consideration. But with the desire to arrive at a satisfactory solution, I have appointed a Departmental Committee to report on the subject, and the Committee has already commenced its inquiry.