HC Deb 21 April 1898 vol 56 c629

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a gentleman is Devonshire, on presenting a postal order for 2s.2½d. (the 2½d. being in accordance with regulations, in stamps affixed) at a principal post office, was only paid 2s. 2d., on the ground that the Post Office does not pay odd halfpence; and whether he can see his way to abolish this regulation;


Several representations have been received on the subject of the payment of odd halfpence for stamps affixed to postal orders. The holder has a simple remedy in his own hands, as he can either take the halfpenny stamp off the order, or he can add another halfpenny stamp to it. Under these circumstances, there seems to be no necessity to abolish the regulation, and thereby create additional work and additional expense in keeping the accounts.