HC Deb 29 July 1889 vol 338 cc1577-8
MR. LEGH (Lancashire, S.W., Newton)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he will consider the advisability of issuing postal orders of the value of one guinea?


In reply to my hon. Friend I have to say that the question of issuing postal orders for the sum of a guinea was carefully considered when the Postal Order Act was introduced; but the Government, in view of the opposition offered to the measure, agreed to restrict the orders to sums not exceeding £1. It was thought that no great hardship would result to persons wishing to transmit a guinea by post, as it was easy for them to obtain an order for a sovereign and to send with it a shilling's worth of penny stamps.