HC Deb 24 June 1901 vol 95 cc1216-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that 5s. can be sent by money order from France to England for 1d., but that the cost of sending 5s. by money order from England to France is 6d.; and can he explain why 500 per cent. more is charged here than in France.


Yes, Sir. The French Post Office makes a uniform charge of 1 per cent. The British charges are framed with more regard to the cost of the service, which is not proportioned to the amount of the order. For sums under £4 the advantage is with the French remitter. Above that amount it is with the English.