HC Deb 27 February 1891 vol 350 c1832

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether now that the postage on letters sent from the United Kingdom to India has been reduced from 5d. to 2½d. per half-ounce, it is intended to maintain the charge of 2d. for a postcard sent from this country to India and Ceylon; and whether he is aware that the Ceylon Post Office charges 1d. for a postcard, which can be sent to the United Kingdom or to any other part of the world, and that the charge for a postcard from France to India or Ceylon is also 1d.?


In view of the circumstances adverted to in my previous answer, I think it will be the better course not to deal separately with the Indian postcards. I do not, however, deny that the facts mentioned by the hon. Member appear to constitute some valid reason for effecting a change in the present rate when a favourable occasion occurs.