HC Deb 01 August 1890 vol 347 c1544
MR. T. H. BOLTON (St. Pancras, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, for the accommodation of the legal profession and the public generally, he will consider the desirability of extending the limit of width of post letters from 9 to 12 inches?


I shall have no objection to consider whether the limit of width of post letters can properly be extended as suggested by the hon. Member, but I may say, generally, that bulky packets are not only inconvenient to deal with, but are much more liable to become damaged themselves, and to cause damage to other packets of moderate size, especially in mails, which are delivered from the trains by the Mail Bag Apparatus.