HC Deb 15 February 1900 vol 79 c74
MR. CALDWELL () Lanark, Mid

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that the postage from this country to North-Eastern Rhodesia is 2½d., whereas the postage from that territory to this country is 6d.; and, in view of the fact that Imperial troops are now stationed throughout Rhodesia, will arrangements be made to reduce the postage from that country to 2½d.


Yes, Sir, the postage in the outward direction is fixed by Her Majesty's Government, and that in the homeward direction by the local authorities, who are now arranging to reduce it to 4d. the ½ oz. The interests of the forces now in Rhodesia are, however, saved by the fact that non-commissioned officers and men of the Army and Navy enjoy by statute the privilege of sending and receiving ½-oz letters for one penny.