HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 c1346
GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the proposed alteration in postal rates, which was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer as probably coming into force on the Jubilee Celebration Day, is yet arranged for; and, if so, when any official intimation of the alteration will be made to the public?


The alterations in the rates of the Inland Letter and Parcel Posts, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced would conic into force on Jubilee Day, were duly made on that date and were officially announced by public notice.


asked when and how this notice was given. He had inquired at a great many post offices and could not find it. If it were posted up at all it must have been in the private offices of the different postmasters?


said that the notices were sent out to all postmasters some time before the Jubilee Celebration Day, and in addition public notices were sent out to be posted up in all post offices. He was assured that this had been dime in London.