HC Deb 02 August 1889 vol 339 c178

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, having regard to the fact that the proceeds of local taxation licenses are handed over to the administrative county in which the licenses are taken out, and not necessarily to the county in which the licensee resides, he will afford facilities for the issuing of such licenses by post offices that are not money order offices, so as far as possible to enable persons to obtain them near their residences, and within the counties in which they live, and towards the rates of which they may be contributing?


Such a course as the hon. Member proposes would be really equivalent to altering the rank of the smaller post offices. This would, I fear, involve considerable expense, as bonds would have to be given and daily accounts instituted. But I am willing to investigate the matter further before arriving at a final decision.