HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 c779
MR. WILSON-TODD (York, N.R., Howdenshire)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General why are foreign cards issued by private firms, and bearing an adhesive stamp, admissible into this country, when similar cards issued by English firms, and bearing an adhesive stamp, are forbidden; and whether he can see his way to give the people of this country the same postal facilities as are now enjoyed by the foreigner?


The Inland Regulations of some of the foreign countries in the Postal Union permit the use of adhesive stamps upon postcards, and it would be against the comity of nations and the terms of the Postal Union Convention to refuse to admit these cards. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to my answer in this House on the 24th March, in which I stated that, under existing circumstances, I was not prepared to re-open the question which he again raises.