§ MR. BYRON REED (Bradford, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, why it is that whilst some postmarks on letters contain the hour of posting marked upon them in plain figures others do not; and, what is the cause of the long delay in applying this useful distinction to all postmarks on inland letters?
§ MR. HANBURY
The change is being carried out gradually, as the stamps are found to need alteration or renewal. Special expense is being incurred for the purpose of expediting the change in London and large provincial towns, but it has not been considered necessary to incur the large expenditure that would be required to alter all the stamps at once.