HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 c1190

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has reconsidered the question of establishing in this country the "C. O. D.," or cash on delivery system, which is so popular in India and the Continent, and by means of which a person may order a book or any small article from a tradesman, and the parcel postman or letter carrier is authorized to receive payment for the same on delivery; and whether he is aware that the system is popular in the countries referred to, and the commission is a considerable source of revenue to the post offices concerned?


The subject to which the hon. Member refers has been engaging my attention, but I have not as yet arrived at a conclusion with regard to the matter, which requires a good deal of consideration. I may say I have been making inquiries into the working of the system in some of the Continental post offices.