MR. HENNLKERHEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether his attention has been called to the system adopted in India, Switzerland, Germany, and other countries, of transmitting money by means of the "mandat-carte," that is, a kind of postcard entitling the addressee to receive from the postman delivering it the amount thereon endorsed, such amount having been previously deposited by the sender at the office of issue; whether he is aware that the total annual value of money-order and postal-order business in francs for each inhabitant is, in Germany, 122f., in Switzerland, 119f., and, in Great Britain, only 29f.; and whether he will consider the propriety of introducing the mandat-carte system in 764 the United Kingdom in the form recommended by the Postal Union, or some modification thereof?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
The subject referred to has been engaging my attention, but I have not yet received sufficient information to show whether it would be a desirable arrangement to adopt in this country.