§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will endeavour to rearrange the scale of charges for Parcel Post so that the maximum charge shall be one penny per pound after the first pound, with a minimum charge of 3d. for each parcel; and for what period has the present Parcel Post arrangement with the Railway Companies been concluded?
§ *THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge
I should, of course, be very glad to arrange for any modification of the Parcel Post likely to be beneficial to the public and not injurious to the revenue. The tendency, however, of the hon. Member's proposal would be to increase the number of small parcels carried at scarcely remunerative rates, which, perhaps, he has not fully considered. The present Parcel Post arrangement with the Railway Companies has been concluded for 21 years from the 1st August, 1883.